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Effects of iso-energetic low-fat feed, soybean oil or palm oil containing feed offered to laying hens, either separately or for self-selection, on feed intake, laying and reproductive performance and on egg quality

Danicke, S.; Halle, I.

Landbauforschung Volkenrode 52(4): 239-247

2002


ISSN/ISBN: 0458-6859
Accession: 003742721

An experiment was carried out with Lohmann Brown laying hybrids to examine the effects of feeding a low-fat feed (LF, 12 g crude fat per kg as fed), a feed containing 150 g soyabean oil (SO) or 150 g palm oil (PO) per kg as fed, either separately or as a cafeteria feed (choice-fed group, LF/SO/PO), on voluntary feed intake and laying performance, on reproductive performance, and on egg quality. All diets were formulated to be isoenergetic.

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