AN EVALUATION OF THE EFG GROWTH MODEL IN ITS CAPACITY TO PREDICT AMINO ACID REQUIREMENTS IN BROILERS

Indarsih, B and Pym, RAE (2010) AN EVALUATION OF THE EFG GROWTH MODEL IN ITS CAPACITY TO PREDICT AMINO ACID REQUIREMENTS IN BROILERS. Journal of the Indonesian Tropical Animal Agriculture, 35 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 0410-6320

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Abstract

An experiment imposing the multi continuous phase feeding was carried out to evaluate the EFG (Emman, Fisher and Gous) Growth Model in its capacity to predict amino acid requirements in broilers. Birds were fed using blended summit (247.91g/kg CP, 3200 kcal of ME /kg) and dilution (166.26 g/kg CP, 3200 kcal of ME g/kg ) diets and offered to 2-4 or 8 phases. Two hundred male day-old broiler chicks of two commercial strains (A=Ingham and B = Steggles) were used. The predicted responses were greater than the observed both gain (g/d) and feed intake (g/d). The discrepancy between the observed and predicted gain in the strain A and B birds, showed a different pattern, with a marked difference during the early growing period, with a degree of convergence in the late growing period for the strain A but the reverse picture for the strain B. This shows that strain characterization is not accurate due to an inadequate definition of the genotypes by the model. Non agreement between predicted and determined gain and feed intakes provided little benefit in moving towards a more frequent change in diet to accommodate predicted growth-related changes in amino acid requirements. Keywords : broiler, feed intake, growth, predicted, observed

Item Type:Article
Subjects:S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions:Faculty of Animal and Agricultural Sciences > Department of Animal Agriculture
ID Code:17046
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Deposited On:20 Jul 2010 11:44
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