A.S. Series 79-18
In previous studies with low-protein (12%) diets for growing pullets, the diets that have supported the best subsequent production and with the least mortality and layer feed have contained some oats. Last year's results showed a 30% oats diet to be just as good in that regard as one containing 80% oats. A 12% protein diet with only corn as the grain component caused the hens to produce at a 2.7% lower rate of production (440 hens per treatment, significant at 0.05).
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Carlson, C. W.; Nelson, R. A.; and Kashani, A. B., "Grower Diets for Layer Pullets Using Corn or Oats" (1979). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1979. 2.