Effects of substituting feather meal for soybean meal on ruminal fiber fermentation and lamb and wool growth.

@article{Thomas1994EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of substituting feather meal for soybean meal on ruminal fiber fermentation and lamb and wool growth.},
  author={Victor Thomas and C K Clark and Claus Schuldt},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1994},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={509-14}
}
Our objective was to evaluate the effects of substituting feather meal (FM) for soybean meal (SBM) on ruminal fiber fermentation, lamb gain, blood metabolite profiles, and wool growth. A SBM supplement was formulated, and FM replaced either 33% (33FM), 66% (66FM), or 100% (FMS) of the SBM protein. Four ruminally cannulated wethers were used in a 4 x 4 Latin square design to study in situ ruminal digestion. Wethers were limit-fed barley straw and fed the supplements once daily. Ruminal NH3 N… CONTINUE READING