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

  • Organisation University of Adelaide

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

This study examines whether wheat can be substituted by triticale, a generally cheaper cereal grain, without prejudice to performance of the flock or egg quality.

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This 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.

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