Purified glycerin in balanced diets for chicken broilers from 8 to 21 days old
Keywords:Biodiesel., Energetic feed., Feeding cost., Metabolizable energy., Productive performance.
This paper aimed to evaluate the metabolizability, performance and economic viability of purified glycerin inclusion in balanced diets fed to chicken broilers from 8 to 21 days old. Two experiments were conducted. In the first experiment, 100 broilers (14 days old) were distributed in a completely randomized design into two treatments, with five replications of 10 broilers. Treatments consisted of a control diet and a test diet, in which purified glycerin replaced 10% of the control diet. In the second experiment, 200 broilers (8 days old) were distributed in a completely randomized design into four treatments (0, 2, 4 and 6% of purified glycerin inclusion), with five replications of 10 broilers. The weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion, final weight, apparent metabolizable energy (AME), nitrogen-corrected apparent metabolizable energy (AMEn), metabolizability coefficients of dry matter (DMMC), crude protein (CPMC) and gross energy (GEMC), and the cost of feed per kg of broiler produced were evaluated. The AME, AMEn, DMMC, CPMC and GEMC from the purified glycerin were 3790 and 3560 kcal/kg, and 83.72, 71.52 and 86.27%, respectively. The glycerin levels did not affect (p>0.05) any of the performance characteristics (weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion and final weight). The lowest feeding cost and the highest gross margin were obtained for broilers fed with 6% purified glycerin. The inclusion of 6% purified glycerin in balanced diets for broilers from 8 to 21 days old was technically and economically feasible.
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Copyright (c) 2019 Mônica Calixto da Silva, Roberta Gomes Marçal Vieira Vaz, Kênia Ferreira Rodrigues, Luciano Fernanades Sousa, José Henrique Stringhini, Flávia Luzia Rodrigues Fonseca, Iberê Pereira Parente, Carla Fonseca Alves Campos, Latóya de Sousa Bezerra, Mayara da Cruz Ribeiro, Jefferson Rodrigues da Silva
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