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International Journal of Poultry Science
  Year: 2020 | Volume: 19 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 493-497
DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2020.493.497
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Growth Performance of Dekalb White® Egg-Laying Pullets fed Discard Corn Grain

Yordan Martínez , Cesar Letona and Manuel Valdivié


Objective: This study was conducted to assess the growth performance of Dekalb White® egg-laying pullets fed discard corn grain. Materials and Methods: A total of 1,416 one-day-old Dekalb White® egg-laying pullets were placed according to a completely randomized design for 16 weeks. The two treatments were: a control diet with yellow corn (T0) and the substitution of 50% of conventional corn by discarded corn grain (T1). Results: The use of discarded corn grain in the pullet diets did not show notable changes (p>0.05) in body weight, mortality, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and flock uniformity (1-16 weeks). In addition, the dietary use of discarded corn grain reduced the diet cost and feed consumed cost by the pullets. Conclusion: The use of discarded corn grain as a partial substitute for conventional cornmeal reduces the pullet feed cost, without depressing the performance during 16 weeks of rearing.

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Yordan Martínez, Cesar Letona and Manuel Valdivié, 2020. Growth Performance of Dekalb White® Egg-Laying Pullets fed Discard Corn Grain. International Journal of Poultry Science, 19: 493-497.

DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2020.493.497






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