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Legumes for poultry: Improvement of lupins and lathyrus for broilers and egg layers by enzyme treatment

Published Authors I. Williams, A. Ali and S. Sipsas Organisation University of Western Australia Research Timing 1st Jul 2002 - 1st Jul 2005 Category Tag
UWA02

This research is aimed at making locally-produced legumes, lupins and lathyrus, acceptable substitutes for expensive imports such as soybean meal or animal-protein meals for inclusion in poultry diets. Researchers investigated the role that pectinase enzymes might play in improving the nutritive value of these legumes to increase the digestion of nutrients, improve food conversion efficiency and, at the same time, reduce excessive water intake, wet droppings and soiled eggs associated with these legumes.