In broiler chickens, hepatic lipid metabolism plays a significant role in whole body and muscle fatty acid (FA) incorporation. Flax seed is a rich source of α-linolenic acid and can be used to increase n-3 FA in poultry meat. Previous studies have shown that flax seed in combination with carbohydrase...
Flax seed is a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Feeding broiler birds flax seed can increase n-3 fatty acids (FA) in meat tissues and can increase human intake of n-3 FA. However, non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) in flax seed decrease digestibility of lipids and proteins and have a negative impact...
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of inorganic
and organic components of molasses on the laxative problem
encountered when molasses makes up a large portion of livestock
rations. In a series of four trials 280 male Long Evans rats weighing
approximately 50 grams each were placed...
Seven in vitro trials were conducted to compare the effects of
soaking annual ryegrass straw in solutions of sodium hydroxide (Na₄OH),
potassium hydroxide (KOH), ammonium hydroxide (NH₄OH), or sodium
formate (NaCHO₂) at varying levels. Dry matter digestibility (DDM)
was the criterion used to measure treatment response. A 3 x 3...
Observations were made on silage pH, chemical composition and 24hr in vitro dry matter digestion (IVDMD) to evaluate effects of various additives ensiled with annual ryegrass straw. Additives were compared in factorial designed trials utilizing .95 1 glass jar silos. Selection of additives used in each subsequent trial was based...
In part one, levels of dehydrated alfalfa meal greater than 60% of the diet significantly (P < 0.01) reduced the growth of rats fed isocaloric diets. Purified cellulose fed to provide the same amount of acid detergent fiber as contributed by the alfalfa did not affect growth. Feed intake was...
Five separate trials were conducted to test the feeding value
of Pacific Northwest grown soybeans for chickens and turkeys. Soybeans
were obtained from farms near Walla Walla, Washington and
incorporated into rations which were fed to replacement pullets,
laying pullets, broiler chickens, turkey poults and market turkeys.
These rations were...
This study was designed to determine the relative
palatability of four varieties of ryegrass (Gulf, Ninak,
Charleston and Billion) based on their relative consumption
by cattle and to further evaluate the relationships between
daily consumption and individual nutrient components of
the grasses. Feedlot trials, chemical analyses for volatile