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International Journal of Poultry Science
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 7 | Issue: 12 | Page No.: 1152-1155
DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2008.1152.1155
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Comparison of Fat Sources in Rations of Broilers from Hatch to Market

Jeffre D. Firman, A. Kamyab and Heinz Leigh

Seven fats were fed on a percent basis to Cobb-Cobb broilers over a seven week period to determine if there were any differences in broiler performance between fat sources. All of the birds were fed a diet that consisted primarily of corn, soybean meal and animal by-product meal. Each of the seven fats was fed to 35 birds per pen with seven replicate pens per treatment. Birds and feed were weighed on 21, 35 and 49 days with processing yield and cut-up on 50 days. There were few differences found when broiler performance was compared between fat sources. No differences were seen in processing yields as well. Data from this study would indicate that any of the fats used in this study will provide similar performance regardless of their differences in measured energy levels.
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How to cite this article:

Jeffre D. Firman, A. Kamyab and Heinz Leigh, 2008. Comparison of Fat Sources in Rations of Broilers from Hatch to Market. International Journal of Poultry Science, 7: 1152-1155.

DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2008.1152.1155






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