As the sole protein supplement in corn-type diets for laying hens, meat and bone meal has not allowed for satisfactory performance in studies conducted at South Dakota State University (Poultry 81-6, 82-8, 83-2,84-1). With meat and bone meal as the only protein supplement, feed intake is reduced and poor egg production and feed utilization results. The effects were most marked with 12^ protein diets, even with lysine and methionine made adequate by NRC standards.
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University
Kashani, Ali B. and Carlson, C. Wendell, "Meat And Bone Meal With Various Grains For Egg Producation" (1985). South Dakota Poultry Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1985. 3.