feed conversion efficiency


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feed conversion efficiency

The efficiency with which a food (e.g., meal, grain or feed) is converted into animal protein.
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The addition of 200 mg*kg-1 and 500 mg*kg-1 of rosemary essential oil in a mixture of wheat-corn-soy diet does not improve the overall weight gain, nor the feed conversion efficiency compared to the control diet and diet with antibiotic avilamycina (Hernandez et al.
Impact of photoperiod on the growth rates (GR) and feed conversion efficiency (FCE) of the fish were evaluated using one-way ANOVA.
The results of the effects of varying lighting treatments on the live body weight, live body weight gain, daily feed consumption and feed conversion efficiency of broiler chicken are shown in Table 1.
Commenting on various trials he conducted, he said: "There's no doubt that supplementing dairy rations with essential oils, by using products such as CRINA[R] Ruminants, optimises feed conversion efficiency -- more energy is diverted into milk production, rather than laying down body condition".
Adjusting this percentage to the moisture contents usually found in farm animal diets and body compositions results in a feed conversion efficiency equal to 4 pounds (1.
grow four to six times faster than non-transgenic salmon and exhibit a greater than 20 percent improvement in feed conversion efficiency.
The feeding trials included the determination of daily body weight gain, daily dry matter intake, and feed conversion efficiency.
Feed enzyme added in the feed can remarkably improve digestibility and feed conversion efficiency, improve the daily gain of weight, reduce the meet-feed proportion, increase the nutrition intake by animals, reduce growth cycle, enlarge the consumption of coarse feed, reduce feed cost, and reduce the occurrence of animal diseases and environmental pollution.
The study was carried out to compare the effects of three different dietary concentrations of b-galacto-oligosaccharides (b-GOS) on broilers growth performance, feed intake, feed conversion efficiency and organs development.
increase in wet weights, fork and total lengths, feed intake, feed conversion efficiency and condition factor of fish were correlated with physico-chemical parameters viz.
Phytobiotics have been reported to improve broiler growth rate feed conversion efficiency and body weight gain (Lewis et al.
Scientists at the National Centre for Dairy Research at Ellinbank DEPI are also working to enhance feed conversion efficiency and are developing new forage systems and grazing management strategies.