Near infrared reflectance analysis of grains to estimate nutritional value for chickens

John .L. Black, R.J. Hughes, S.G. Nielsen, A.M. Tredrea, P.C. Flinn

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Abstract

Maximising bird growth rate, feed efficiency and profitability of broiler production depends, among other factors, on accurate measurements of the apparent metabolisable energy (AME) content (MJ/kg) and AME intake (MJ/d) of cereal grain based diets. Near infrared (NIR) calibrations have been developed to measure these characteristics for cereal grains. Further research is being conducted to strengthen the calibrations so they can become the primary basis for trading grains for livestock in Australia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication20th Annual Proceedings
Place of PublicationAustralia
PublisherUniversity of Sydney
Pages31-34
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventAustralian Poultry Science Symposium - Sydney NSW, Australia
Duration: 09 Feb 200911 Feb 2009

Conference

ConferenceAustralian Poultry Science Symposium
CountryAustralia
Period09/02/0911/02/09

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