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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 757-762
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.757.762
 
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Decreasing Broiler Crude Protein Requirement by Methionine Supplementation

A.A. Saki, H.A. Mohammad Pou, A. Ahmdi, M.T. Akhzar and M.M. Tabatabie

Abstract:
The experiment was conducted with two levels of protein (23 and 20% in starter, 20 and 18% in grower) and three levels of methionine (NRC, 110 of NRC and 120% of NRC in starter and grower stages). No significant differences were found for protein, methionine or their interaction on Feed Intake (FI) and Feed Conversion Ration (FCR) for starter and grower, with the exception of an interaction of 20% CP and 0.46% (120% of NRC) methionine which significantly improved (p<0.05) the FCR compared with 18% CP and 0.38% (NRC) level of methionone, at the grower stage. Carcass yield and breast meat were significantly (p<0.05) increased by 23% Crude Protein (CP) compared to 20% in starter. In contrast, abdominal fat was significantly decreased (p<0.05) by 23 and 20% CP diet in starter and grower, respectively compared to the other levels of CP as well as by high levels of methionine. In the interaction of 20% CP and high level of methionine (0.46%) on carcass yield, a significant increase (p<0.05) was found in grower stage compared with 18% CP and both 0.38% and 0.42% (110% of NRC) of methionine levels. A similar effect was found on breast meat yield compared with interaction of both 0.5% (NRC) and 0.55% (110% of NRC) of methionine and 20% CP at 21 days, as well as at 42 days of age with 0.38% methionine and 18% CP. Finally, the results of this study, have suggested that methionine/CP ratio could be adjusted at 0.024% (0.024 g methionine/per g crude protein) in starter and 0.023% for grower. Decreased CP in the diet, increased breast meat yield and reduction of abdominal fat were achieved by these ratios of methionine/protein.
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How to cite this article:

A.A. Saki, H.A. Mohammad Pou, A. Ahmdi, M.T. Akhzar and M.M. Tabatabie, 2007. Decreasing Broiler Crude Protein Requirement by Methionine Supplementation . Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 10: 757-762.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2007.757.762

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2007.757.762

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