Influence of energy concentration and standardized ileal digestible lysine content of the diet on performance and egg quality of brown-egg laying hens from 19 to 59 weeks of age

Gonzalez Mateos, Gonzalo and Scappaticcio, Rocco and García González, Julio Carlos and Fondevila Lobera, Guillermo and Fernández de Juan, Álvaro and Camara Garcia, Lourdes (2019). Influence of energy concentration and standardized ileal digestible lysine content of the diet on performance and egg quality of brown-egg laying hens from 19 to 59 weeks of age. In: "Poultry Science Association 108th Annual Meeting", 15/07/2019-18/07/2019, Montreal, Canadá. p. 1.

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Title: Influence of energy concentration and standardized ileal digestible lysine content of the diet on performance and egg quality of brown-egg laying hens from 19 to 59 weeks of age
Author/s:
  • Gonzalez Mateos, Gonzalo
  • Scappaticcio, Rocco
  • García González, Julio Carlos
  • Fondevila Lobera, Guillermo
  • Fernández de Juan, Álvaro
  • Camara Garcia, Lourdes
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Other)
Event Title: Poultry Science Association 108th Annual Meeting
Event Dates: 15/07/2019-18/07/2019
Event Location: Montreal, Canadá
Title of Book: Poultry Science Association 108th Annual Meeting Abstracts
Date: July 2019
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: egg weight; egg production; energy; laying hens; standardized ileal digestible lysine
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingeniería Agronómica, Alimentaria y de Biosistemas (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

An experiment was conducted to determine the effects of the AMEn concentration and standardized ileal digestible lysine (SID Lys) content of the diet on performance and egg quality of brown Classic Lohmann hens from 19 to 59 wk of age. There were 8 treatments organized as a 2 × 4 factorial with 2 AMEn concentrations (2,750 and 2,650 Kcal/Kg) and 4 levels of SID Lys (0.68, 0.72, 0.76, and 0.80%) in the diet. All other indispensable amino acids were formulated according to the ideal ileal protein concept. Each treatment was replicated 9 times and the experimental unit was a cage with 9 hens. The experiment lasted for 10 periods of 4 wk each. All birds had free access to feed and water throughout the trial. Production data (egg rate, feed intake, egg weight, egg mass, FCR, BW gain, and mortality) were collected by period. Egg quality traits (egg weight, Haugh units, and egg shell resistance to breakage) were measured in 8 eggs randomly select from each replicate the last 2d of each of the 10 experimental periods. Data were analyzed as a completely randomized design using the mixed procedure of SAS with energy concentration, level of SID Lys and the interaction as main effects. In addition, treatment sum of squares of the level of SID Lys, was partitioned into lineal (L) and quadratic (Q) effects. All differences were considered significant at P < 0 .05. No interactions between AMEn and SID Lys were found for any trait and therefore, only main effects are presented. An increase in the energy content of the diet, improved egg weight (P < 0.001) and FCR (P < 0.05) but did not affect any of the other variables studied. The diet with the higher energy content had more added fat than the diet with the lower energy content (3.5% vs. 1.3%). Consequently, the higher level of added fat might have resulted in the improvement in egg size observed. An increase in the level of SID Lys from 0.68% to 0.80% improved linearly egg weight (P < 0.05) and egg mass production (P < 0.05) but did not affect ADFI, FCR, BW gain, or hen mortality. The level of SID Lys of the diet did not affect egg shell resistance to breakage or albumen quality. In conclusion, an increase in the energy content of the diet from 2,650 to 2,750 Kcal AMEn did not affect the number of eggs produced but increased egg weight. Hens require no more of 0.68% digestible Lys in the diet (736 to 752 mg SID Lys per day for the low and high energy diet respectively) to optimize egg production. However, if the objective is to maximize egg weight or egg mass production, higher levels of SID Lys might be required.

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Item ID: 64726
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/64726/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:64726
Official URL: https://poultryscience.org/2019-PSA-Annual-Meeting
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 22 Oct 2020 11:14
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2020 11:14
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