Effect of biological corn stover replacing partial corn meal on production performance, nutrient metabolic rates and carcass characteristics of broilers

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00122.3    | Article Id: B-254 | Page : 474-481
Citation :- Effect of biological corn stover replacing partial corn meal on production performance, nutrient metabolic rates and carcass characteristics of broilers.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2015.(49):474-481
J. Chang, Q.G. Zhang, H.J. Yang, Q.Q. Yin, P. Wang and Q.W. Wang yang_hongjian@cau.edu.cn
Address : College of Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou 450002, P.R. China.

Abstract

In order to increase nutritive values of corn stover, steam explosion and microbial fermentation were used together to make biological corn stover (BCS) for replacing partial corn meal in broiler diet. The experiments were assigned to 5 groups. Group 1 was the control, group 2-4 was added with 4%, 8% and 12% BCS for replacing the same amount of corn meal, group 5 was the same as group 3 except for its ME level adjusted. The results indicated that inclusion of BCS in young broiler diets decreased average daily gain (ADG) and increased feed conversion rate (FCR) significantly (P0.05). It could be concluded that 4-8% BCS in diets as an alternative grain source was optimal for elder broiler production.

Keywords

Biological corn stover Broilers Carcass characteristics Nutrient metabolic rates Production performance.

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