Replacement of maize by jowar (grain sorghum) in layer rations

Narkhede, P.N. and Kaduskar, M.R. and Thatte, V.R. (1981) Replacement of maize by jowar (grain sorghum) in layer rations. Indian Journal of Poultry Science, 16 (4). pp. 403-405.

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For 100 days 30 commercial pullets which had attained 50% egg production were given a control diet of maize 55, groundnut oilmeal 17, wheat bran 5, rice polishings 12, fish meal 8 and minerals 3%, or were given 4 experimental diets in which 25, 50, 75 or 100% of the dietary maize was replaced by sorghum (CSH-5) grains on an isonitrogenous basis. Tannin in the 5 diets, order as above, was 0.25, 0.32, 0.39, 0.46 and 0.53%; metabolizable energy was 2802, 2713, 2623, 2534 and 2445 kcal/kg. There was no significant difference among groups in mean bodyweight gain, daily feed intake, hen day egg production, egg weight, feed intake/12 eggs, nitrogen retention or Haugh units. Compared with the other groups, yolk index was significantly less with 0 or 100% replacement of maize by sorghum; egg-shell thickness was significantly less with 75 or 100% replacement of maize by sorghum

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Nagpur Veterinary College, Nagpur 440006, India
Subjects: Animal Husbandary
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2012 08:50
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2012 08:50

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