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Brito et al., 2005. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec., 57 (2): 241-249

Document reference 
Brito, A. B. de ; Stringhini, J. H. ; Cruz, C. P. ; Xavier, S. A. G. ; Leandro, N. S. M. ; Cafe, M. B., 2005. Effects of corn germ meal on broiler performance and carcass yield. Arq. Bras. Med. Vet. Zootec., 57 (2): 241-249
Alternative title 

Efeito do gérmen integral de milho sobre o desempenho e rendimento de carcaça de frangos de corte


Two experiments were conducted with 1008 male Ag-Ross 508 broilers each (Brazil). Experiment I was carried out from October 26 to November 1, 2001 to evaluate the performance of broilers fed on increasing levels of maize (corn) germ meal (CGM) in the diets from 1 to 7 days of age. Experiment 2 was carried from January 24 to March 12, 2002 to evaluate the performance and carcass yield from 8 to 47 days. The birds were allotted to a completely randomized design with four treatments (levels of CGM replacing corn in ration were 0, 33, 67 and 100%) and four replicates of 63 birds. The CGM was not a good ingredient for the prestarter phase. The recommended inclusion levels of CGM were 21.9% and 22.5% from 8 to 21 days and from 22 to 38 days, respectively. No restriction concerning the use of CGM for diets of broilers from 39 to 47 days of age is suggested.

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Brito et al., 2005