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Impact of dried brewers’ grains supplementation on performance, metabolism and meat quality of broiler chickens

  • 2020
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 50
W. Parpinelli, P.S. Cella, C. Eyng, J. Broch, V.D.L. Savaris, E.C. Santos, A.S. Avila & V. Nunes Page: 186 - 195

The objective was to evaluate increasing levels of dried brewers’ grains (DBG) in feed for broiler chickens from 1 to 21 days old and their effect on performance, blood parameters, intestinal morphometry, carcass characteristics and meat quality. The design was…

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Productive aspects of pigs fed forage cactus silage associated with feed restriction

  • 2018
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 48
G.M. Araújo, T.D.D. Martins, P.E.N. Givisiez, L.A.F. Pascoal, R.S. Oliveira, A.C. Oliveira, J.H.V. Silva & R.R. Guerra Page: 705 - 716

This study aimed to evaluate the use of silage of forage cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica Mill) in diets for finishing pigs. Two experiments were conducted: the first for digestibility and the second for performance. In the performance trial, the quantitative levels…

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Effect of replacing wheat bran with spineless cactus plus urea in sugarcane-based diets for sheep

  • 2017
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 47
S.E.B. Lins, R.A. Pessoa, M.A. Ferreira, J.M.S. Campos, J.A.B.A. Silva, S.A. Santos, J.L. Silva, T.T.B. Melo & J.C.C. Chagas Page: 516 - 525

In times of drought, the availability of feed is reduced, and the use of concentrate ingredients, such as wheat bran, becomes costly for animal production. Thus, the use of spineless cactus emerges as a potential solution to the shortage of…

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Replacement of soybean meal with maize steep liquor in the diets of feedlot lambs

  • 2015
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 45
A.P.D. de Freitas, M.deA. Ferreira, J.P.F. de Oliveira, Á.E.M. da Silva, L.F.P. Soares, J.deL. Silva, L.E. Salla & A.R.D.L. Souza Page: 521 - 527

It was hypothesized that maize steep liquor, which is high in crude protein, could replace soybean meal in supplementation strategies in lamb production systems. Therefore, the effects of replacing soybean meal with maize steep liquor at 0%, 33%, 66% and…

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