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Triticale: an alternative cereal grain in broiler starter diets

Authors

Pran Vohra
Sally Bersch
Calvin O. Qualset
Robert Becker

Authors Affiliations

P. Vohra is Professor Emeritus, Department of Avian Sciences, UC Davis; S. Bersch was Postgraduate Research Scientist, Department of Avian Sciences, UC Davis; C. O. Qualset is Professor, Agronomy, Agricultural Research Service, Western Regional Research Center, UC Davis; R. Becker is Research Chemist, U.S.D.A., Agricultural Research Service, Western Regional Research Center, Albany, CA 94710.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 45(5):34-37. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n05p34. September 1991.

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Abstract

California poultry diets typically contain about 60% corn and 30% soybean meal even though the bulk of these ingredients have to be transported from the Midwest. Triticale is a viable alternative feedstuff for poultry because it has a substantially higher protein content than corn and reduces the amount of soybean meal needed in poultry diets. This potential California crop could save the industry a substantial portion of its current shipments of Midwest corn and soybean meal.

Vohra P, Bersch S, Qualset C, Becker R. 1991. Triticale: an alternative cereal grain in broiler starter diets. Hilgardia 45(5):34-37. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n05p34
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