UMM Logo

Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang

Free Download Journals Directory

International Journal of Poultry Science

.: Home > International Journal of Poultry Science > 2010 > Volume 9 Number 11 > Jeffre D. Firman, H. Leigh and A. Kamyab

Comparison of Soybean Oil with an Animal/Vegetable Blend at Four Energy Levels in Broiler Rations from Hatch to Market

Jeffre D. Firman, H. Leigh and A. Kamyab
Department of Animal Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
Abstract :

Soybean oil and an animal/vegetable blend were fed on an equal metabolizable energy basis to Cobb broilers over a seven week period in a commercial style, litter floored, curtain sided building in order
to determine if there were any differences between the two fat sources when comparing feed intake, gain and feed:gain. All of the birds were fed a diet that consisted primarily of corn, soybean meal and animal byproduct meal. There were three dietary phases with each phase having four increasing ME levels through increased fat content. Each phase had eight diets that were fed to 30 birds per pen with six replicates each. Birds and feed were weighed on days 21, 35 and 49 with processing for yield on day 50. The data shows that as the dietary fat increased, in some cases the birds consumed less feed and showed improved feed:gain. Body weight gain was not significantly different, however.

Keywords :
Soybean oil, broilers diet, dietary fat

Date Deposited : 28 Jun 2011 12:52

Last Modified : 28 Jun 2011 12:52

Official URL:

Volume 9, Number 11, - 2010 , ISSN 1682-8356

Full Text Original
Abstract : pdf doc