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Title: Effect of grain particle size and milling method on broiler performance and apparent metabolisable energy
Contributor(s): Rodgers, Nicholas  (author); Mikkelsen, Lene Lind  (author); Svihus, Birger (author); Hetland, Harald (author); Choct, Mingan  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2009
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Abstract: An experiment was conducted to determine the effect of sorghum particle size and milling type on broiler performance and feed apparent metabolisable energy (AME). Results show that AME was improved by feeding a pelleted diet containing whole sorghum, but the best performance (lowest FCR) was elicited by feeding a rolled sorghum diet at a common commercial grind size. Feed particle size may influence the rate of excretion of different fractions of the digesta and AME of a feed. AME may not be an accurate indicator of the nutritive value of grain as the same feed can have a different AME values based on physical structure.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Details: APSS 2009: 20th Annual Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 9th - 11th February, 2009
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Australian Poultry Science Symposium, v.20, p. 133-136
Publisher: University of Sydney
Place of Publication: Sydney, Australia
ISSN: 1034-6260
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070204 Animal Nutrition
070202 Animal Growth and Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 860304 Prepared Animal Feed
830309 Poultry
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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