Sunflowers are the second most popular vegetable source of protein grown worldwide according to an FAO report (soybean is first). Many countries like Canada have used sunflower meal as a source of protein for laying hens. Egg production performance of hens on diets containing sunflower meal compared favorably to that of hens on soybean meal containing rations.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Oruseibio, S. M. and Carlson, C. W., "Sunflower Meal And Meat And Bone Meal As Protein Sources In Laying Hen Rations" (1981). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1981. 7.