A.S. Series 72-18
A proper balance between the quality of protein and the amount of energy in a diet is necessary to achieve optimum use of the feed. This relationship, the C/P ratio, applied to practical feed formulation has tended to promote the use of high efficiency, high density diets. Two studies involving protein-energy relationships and least cost programming indicate that the best feed conversion does not necessarily result in the most economical production.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Guenthner, E.; Arshem, D.; and Carlson, C. W., "Protein-Energy and Least Cost Laying Diets" (1972). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1972. 12.