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
    Country/TerritoryAustralia
    Period09/02/0911/02/09

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