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Underexploited and new UK sources of dietary protein and energy for poultry - LS0903

Objective
1. To quantify the value of hydrolysed feather meal as a source of ME and digestible amino acids for broiler strains. 2. To assess interactions of feather meal utilisation with other protein sources. 3. To assess the acceptability of the above materials to growing birds by means of choice-feeding experiments. 4. To quantify the value of legume seeds as sources of ME and digestible amino acids. 5. To assess the effect of proprietary enzyme preparations on the nutritional value of legume seeds. 6. To measure the performance of growing birds on a range of inclusion of the above protein sources and screen for differences in portion yield and organleptic qualities. 7. To assess the value of high-protein, particularly high-lysine, barley cultivars (with and without treatment with proprietary enzymes. 8. To assess the value of linseed oil cake as a protein and energy source. 9. To examine the value of linseed oil as a source of energy and linolenic acid.
Project Documents
• Final Report : Underexploited and new UK sources of dietary protein and energy for poultry   (54k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1997

To: 2000

Cost: £246,864
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Roslin Institute, Edinburgh (BBSRC)
Keywords
              
Fields of Study
Livestock