Comparison of Corn, Wheat, and Milo in Turkey Diets

Waldroup, P.W. and Greene, D.E. and Harris, R.H. (1967) Comparison of Corn, Wheat, and Milo in Turkey Diets. Poultry Science, 46 (6). 1581-1585 .

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CORN has long been the principal cereal grain in poultry diets. In certain parts of the U.S., particularly the Southwest, grain sorghums are less expensive and are used to replace a large percentage of the corn. Numerous studies have compared the feeding value of corn and milo in broiler and laying hen diets (reviewed by Ewing, 1963). In general, these reports have indicated that milo can replace some or all of the corn provided additional sources of xanthophyll pigments are added for skin and egg yolk pigmentation. However, this does not pose a problem in turkey production. The use of wheat in poultry diets has usually been prohibited by price since it is also used for human consumption. In some instances, however, surplus or damaged wheat may be available to poultrymen at an economical price

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Animal Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Biotechnology
Divisions: Maize
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 09:08
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2012 09:08
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