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

Published Authors R.J. Hughes Organisation University of Adelaide Research Timing 1st Oct 1994 - 1st Oct 1998 Category Tag Export to PDF

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.