Velik, Margit; Baumung, Roswitha; Zaludik, Katrina; Niebuhr, Knut and Zollitsch, Werner (2005) Feldstudie zu Futtereigenschaften bei federpickenden Legehennen. [Feed characteristics in feather pecking laying hens – a field study.] In: Heß, J and Rahmann, G (Eds.) Ende der Nische, Beiträge zur 8. Wissenschaftstagung Ökologischer Landbau, kassel university press GmbH, Kassel.
Feedstuffs were analysed from 9 conventional and 12 organic farms which previously reported feather pecking in their laying hen flocks. Essential amino acid contents were significantly higher in conventional than in organic diets, while the latter matched suggested nutrient contents. Declared amino acid contents and results of analyses were in good agreement. Particle size of mash feedstuffs deviated from suggested values: percentages of coarse and medium particles were higher and lower, respectively, than suggested. Severity of feather pecking slightly correlated with dietary methionine content and with methionine:ME.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Poster|
|Keywords:||Legehennen, Federpicken, Futter, Korngröße, Methionin|
|Subjects:||Animal husbandry > Production systems > Poultry|
|Research affiliation:|| International Conferences > 2005: Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture|
Austria > Univ. BOKU Wien > Sustainable Agr. Systems - NUWI
|Deposited By:||Zollitsch, Dr. Werner|
|Deposited On:||05 Mar 2005|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:29|
|Refereed:||Peer-reviewed and accepted|
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