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Protein Quality and Metabolizable Energy Value of Pigeon Grass Screenings

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Title: Protein Quality and Metabolizable Energy Value of Pigeon Grass Screenings
Author: Gross, Myron D.; Barke, Randall J.; Honni, Farouk G.; Harrold, Robert L.; Sell, Jerry L.
Description: A by-product of the small grains industry. pigeon grass screenings (PGS) was evaluated as a feedstuff for monogastric animals. The PGS evaluated was composed primarily of yellow foxtail (Setaria viridis l.) and green foxtail (Setaria lutescens) seeds. Growth studies with weanling rats showed that the quality of protein in PGS was relatively poor. Commercial strain broiler chicks were used to determine the metabolizable energy (ME) value of PGS. An experiment with White Leghorn laying hens illustrated that PGS was a satisfactory feedstuff for egg production. The fatty acid composition of PGS was reflected by Some changes in the foHy acid distribution in egg yolk fat (i.e., an increase in linoleic acid and a decrease in oleic acid). However, these changes were not of large magnitude nor were they deemed of practical importance.
Date: 1977
Subject: Feeds
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/4768

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