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A comparison of Leucaena leucocephala and grass meals as sources of yolk pigments in diets for laying hens



A comparison of Leucaena leucocephala and grass meals as sources of yolk pigments in diets for laying hens



Tropical Animal Production 6(2): 167-173



Forty-eight laying hens were used in a 6 X 8 randomised block design of experiment. Leucaena leaf meal and grass meal were added to a low-pigment diet (LP) to supply dihydroxyxanthophyll (DHX) 10 or 20 mg/kg. Leucaena from Malawi was added to supply both 10 mg (L10) and 20 mg DHX/kg (L20), and Leucaena from Bangkok was added to supply 10 mg DHX/kg (B10) and the grass to supply 20 mg DHX/kg.

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