A.S. Series 78-2
Previous studies at this station have shown that low protein, low density grower diets are very economical for producing layer-type pullets and that they do not affect subsequent egg production. Supplemental DL-methionine and L-lysine for 12% protein diets have been of no benefit in improving growth rate of subsequent production. This year's study compared 12% protein diets of corn and oats, alone and in combination, with a 16% protein standard corn-soybean grower diet. Table 1 shows the composition of these diets.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Nelson, R. A. and Carlson, C. W., "Corn and Oats for Grower Diets and their Effects on Subsequent Reproductive Performance" (1978). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1978. 3.