Nutrient content and digestibility of different batches of wheat distillers dried grains with solubles for laying hens

Whiting, I.M., Rose, S.P., Mackenzie, A.M., Amerah, A.M. and Pirgozliev, V. (2019) Nutrient content and digestibility of different batches of wheat distillers dried grains with solubles for laying hens. British Poultry Science.

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Abstract

1. Four batches of wheat distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) produced by a single production plant were used to investigate variation in digestible energy (DE) and nutrient digestibility for laying hens. 2. A total of 144 Hy-Line Brown laying hens were allocated to eight treatment groups in replicates of six. Experimental diets were prepared by replacing the basal feed with either 150 g/kg or 300 g/kg of each batch of DDGS. 3. Chemical analysis of the DDGS showed variation between the different batches. Largest coefficients of variation were observed for starch (0.546) and total soluble non-starch polysaccharides (NSP; 0.276). 4. Digestible energy and the nutrient digestibility of each diet was measured using the ileal collection technique. Data were statistically analysed as a blocked 2 x 4 factorial design analysis of variance (ANOVA). 5. Variability between the different diets were observed for digestible energy and the digestibility of certain nutrients (P<0.05). 6. The observed differences in energy utilisation and nutrient digestibility in laying hens suggested that the feeding quality of diets containing different wheat DDGS batches produced by a single production plant may still have large variation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Wheat DGGS, amino acids, nutrient digestibility, digestible energy, laying hens
Divisions: Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Kath Osborn
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2019 09:28
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2019 09:28
URI: http://hau.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17419

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