publication . Article . 2015

Maize kernel size and texture: production parameters, quality of eggs of the laying hens and electricity intake

Vieira Filho, Javer Alves; Garcia, Edivaldo Antônio; Seraphim, Odivaldo José; Murakami, Elise Saori Floriano; Molino, Andréa Britto; Santos, Graciene Conceição dos;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2015
  • Publisher: Editora da Universidade Estadual de Maringá - EDUEM
Abstract
The influence of maize corn size and texture on the performance parameters of laying hens and power consumption required for grinding maize corn were evaluated. The experiment was carried out on 384 Isa Brown hens, 36 weeks old, penned in a conventional aviary with 562.5 cm2 bird-1 stocking rate. The treatments were distributed in a completely randomized 2 x 3 factorial design (maize textures: flint and dent; and milling degree: fine, medium and coarse) with eight replicates of eight birds per plot. Data were evaluated with SISVAR and means were compared by Tukey's test at 5% probability. Difference was reported for the variable texture and flint increased the v...
Subjects
free text keywords: feed consumption, energy efficiency, processing, production of eggs, consumo de ração, eficiência energética, processamento, produção de ovos, feed consumption; energy efficiency; processing; production of eggs, Animal culture, SF1-1100, Mineralogy, Animal science, Kernel size, Agronomy, Biology
Powered by OpenAIRE Research Graph
Any information missing or wrong?Report an Issue