A.S. Series 75-33
Numerous studies, including several at this station, have shown that layer-type pullets can utilize diets as low as 10 or 12/i protein during the growing stage without affecting their subsequent reproductive performance. Past grower studies had been conducted using floor pens with corn-cob litter. A cage growing system was installed in the brooder building during the past year. Since commercial growing of layer-type pullets in cages is now becoming quite common, it was felt that the low protein diets should be tested under these conditions.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Nelson, R. A. and Carlson, C. W., "Low Protein Pullet Grower Diets and Their Effects on Subseuqnet Reproductive Performance" (1975). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1975. 8.