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  • The Relationship Between Calcium Nutrition, Appetite, Growth, Production and Skeletal Development in Early Egg

    DAV 143AAThis research report examines the relationship between body weight, feed intake, calcium nutrition, egg production and skeletal calcium content in three experiments using imported brown egg layers. The research also aims to evaluate the body weight standards provided by the international breeding companies in relationship to the appetite and growth problems identified in Australia.

  • Nutritive value of Lupins for laying hens

    DAS 44AAThe overall aim of this research project was to provide producers and feed formulators with clear guidelines on the economics of using whole and de-hulled lupins and the need for inclusion of enzymes in layer diets containing lupins.

  • Nutritional value of pearl millet as poultry feed

    DAQ 243JADue to the prediction that Australia will have to import significant quantities of feed grains which will inevitably lead to higher prices, it is essential that research be undertaken to find alternative feed sources for livestock, especially poultry, to reduce the increased cost of feeds and maintain an internationally competitive poultry industry. As current Australian millet varieties have never been evaluated as a feed grain for poultry, the main objective of this project was to examine the potential of two millet varieties (Katherine pearl millet and Siberian millet) as poultry feed ingredient. The results demonstrate that Katherine pearl millet could be incorporated into the diets of hens without any adverse effect on layer performance or egg production. 

  • A Comparative Study of the Nutritive Values of Triticale and Wheat for Laying Hens

    IMG 2This study examines whether  wheat can be substituted by triticale, a generally cheaper cereal grain, without prejudice to performance of the flock or egg quality. The results show that while triticale is a useful alternative to wheat for inclusion in diets for laying hens, the particular sample of triticale used in the study was somewhat inferior in nutritive value compared to the wheat - judging by small losses in laying performance.

  • A Comparative Study of the Nutritive Values of Triticale and Wheat for Laying Hens

    IMG 2This study examines whether  wheat can be substituted by triticale, a generally cheaper cereal grain, without prejudice to performance of the flock or egg quality. The results show that while triticale is a useful alternative to wheat for inclusion in diets for laying hens, the particular sample of triticale used in the study was somewhat inferior in nutritive value compared to the wheat - judging by small losses in laying performance.

  • Lupins for Poultry

    WAU 1AALupins are a type of legume which are an excellent source of protein in animal feed. This project had three objectives: to improve the nutritional value of lupins; to reduce the problem of wet droppings by using enzymes to expand lupins; and to generate even greater breakdown of pectin and cell walls.

  • Eggs as a source of essential Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) - In the diets of weaning infants

    BasketThis project provided a unique, systematic study of the nutritional value of including egg yolk in the weaning diet of breast and formula fed infants in order to address current nutritional issues pertinent to all infants. The study was completed in 1998 and concluded that egg yolks are a safe and nutritious weaning food.

  • Canola meal and Cottonseed meal in broiler and layer diets

    DAQ 264JThis proposes that the Australian egg and poultry industry to incorporate canola and cottonseed meal in poultry diets. Canola and cottonseed meal is proven to be both economical and high in protein.

  • Optimising infectious bronchitis vaccination of laying hens for maximum egg shell quality

    UNE 76AAThis study was designed to evaluate different vaccination protocols for infectious bronchitis virus in laying hens. Age at first vaccination, route of  vaccine administration, regular revaccination during lay, and timing of revaccination in relation to an induced moult was investigated.

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