A.S. Series 70-2
Triticale is a cereal hybrid of wheat and rye. Laying diets based on triticale, com, wheat or milo each were fed to 8 groups of 96 SCWL hens in cages. Two diets were formulated from each grain to contain 12.0 and 15.4% crude protein. The diets were designed to make maximum use of the grains. The only protein in the 12.0% triticale and wheat diets was that contained in the grain. Soybean meal was used to balance the other diets. Methionine and lysine were added to provide a minimum of 0.52% methionine plus cystine, and 0.50% lysine. The metabolizable energy of the diets ranged from 2900 to 2950 Gal. per kg. Egg production comparisons were based on the averages of 3 weeks preceeding the 9 week test period and the final 3 weeks.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Guenthner, E., "Using Corn, Wheat, Milo or Triticale for Egg Production" (1970). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1970. 3.