Comparative performance of broiler chickens offered ten equivalent diets based on three grain sorghum varieties as determined by response surface mixture design
Published on: 08/24/2016
Author/s : S.Y. Liu, a; H.H. Truong, a, b; A. Khoddami, c; A.F. Moss, a; P.C. Thomson, d; T.H. Roberts, c; P.H. Selle, a;
a Poultry Research Foundation, Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, Australia
b Poultry Cooperative Research Centre, University of New England, Australia
c Plant Breeding Institute, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, University of Sydney, Australia
d Faculty of Veterinary Science, The University of Sydney, Australia
At times, sorghum provides, either partially or entirely, the feed grain base in Australian pig and poultry diets but it has been associated with sub-optimal or inconsistent growth performance in broiler chickens (Selle et al., 2010a; Liu et al., 2015a). A beneficial characteristic for including sorghum in broiler diets is as a source of energy, which is mainly derived from starc...