2020 journal article

Effect of feed form, soybean meal protein content, and Rovabio Advance on poult live performance to 3 wk of age

POULTRY SCIENCE, 99(12), 6705–6714.

author keywords: feed form; feed quality; particle size; enzyme; soybean meal
MeSH headings : Animal Feed / analysis; Animal Feed / standards; Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena; Animals; Diet / veterinary; Dietary Proteins / metabolism; Dietary Supplements; Enzymes / pharmacology; Random Allocation; Soybean Proteins / metabolism; Turkeys / growth & development
TL;DR: It was concluded that both the feed form and quality, as used in this study, affect poult performance. (via Semantic Scholar)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: January 4, 2021

Based on research reports, feed characteristics can increase poult growth via several factors. Two rearing experiments (EXP) were conducted to test the effects of feed form and ingredient quality in turkey poults. Bird performance and the duodenum, jejunum, ileum, and cecum morphology were observed in both EXP. Poults were reared in battery cages (48 cages in EXP 1 and 72 cages in EXP 2). Four dietary treatments with differing feed form and function factors were evaluated in EXP 1. A completely randomized block design with a 2 × 2 × 2 factorial arrangement of treatments consisting of 2 levels of fines, 2 soybean meal (SBM) sources, and 2 levels of an enzyme cocktail (Rovabio Advance) was tested in EXP 2. Poult BW, BW gain (BWG), feed intake (FI), and feed conversion ratio (FCR) were determined in both EXP. Apparent metabolizable energy corrected for nitrogen (AMEn) was determined in EXP 2. Differences were considered to be statistically significant at P ≤ 0.05. Feeding increased feed crumble particle size with fewer fines in the starter feed resulted in an increased BWG accompanied by an increased FI. Reduced feed fines reduced AMEn when the dietary enzyme cocktail was not present. The feed formulation with 60% CP SBM resulted in a lower FI and an improved FCR. The enzyme cocktail interacted synergistically with screening and fed SBM source factors on the AMEn and FCR. It was concluded that both the feed form and quality, as used in this study, affect poult performance.