Variation in the chemical composition and the nutritive quality of different field bean UK grown cultivar samples for broiler chicks

Abdulla, J.M., Rose, S.P., Mackenzie, A.M. and Pirgozliev, V. (2020) Variation in the chemical composition and the nutritive quality of different field bean UK grown cultivar samples for broiler chicks. British Poultry Science. (In Press)

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Abstract

1. The chemical composition and physical characteristics of 10 different UK grown field bean cultivar samples from the same harvest year were determined. 2. Diets included each bean sample at a level of 200 g/kg, and were used to compare broiler growth performance and determine N-corrected apparent metabolisable energy (AMEn) and nutrient utilisation. The AMEn and nutrient retention coefficients for the bean samples were obtained via the slope ratio method. The relationships were examined between variation in nutritive value for broilers and the laboratory analysis of the bean samples. 3. The data showed significant differences (P<0.05) among the bean cultivar samples for feed conversion ratio, AMEn and dry matter retention (DMR) coefficients. Further analysis showed that the feeding quality of different field bean cultivar samples, measured as AMEn, was highly correlated to crude protein (CP) (P<0.05) and colour (P<0.001) of the samples. Thus, beans with higher CP and pale colour had superior feeding value for broilers.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: broilers, field beans, nutrient availability, metabolisable energy, chemical composition
Divisions: Animal Production, Welfare and Veterinary Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Kath Osborn
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2020 14:45
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2020 14:45
URI: https://hau.repository.guildhe.ac.uk/id/eprint/17582

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