Effects of diet composition on the energy balance of free-ranging organic broilers

F.B. Realon-Garcia, E.A. Lantinga

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Abstract

In organic broiler production, one big factor in meeting the energy requirements of birds is through forage and concentrate feeds. In organic production, birds consume every kind of grass within the pasture. This study investigated the performance of slow growing broilers with an outdoor access, documenting the energy balance between slow growers in forage pasture. Four hundred slow growing broilers of Hubbard JA 957 strain were assigned to two Treatments. In Treatment 1, birds were placed in grass/white clover-covered plot and provided with 70 % concentrates adlibitum while in Treatment II, birds were placed in wheat stubble plot and received 35 % concentrate and 35% whole wheat. Each plot had an area of 25m × 10m and enclosed with nets. Results showed that slow growing broilers were not able to compensate their energy requirement resulting to poor weight. Nevertheless, the 70 % concentrates adlibitum diet in wheat stubble plot can be worthy recommendation for farmers since resulting growth rate showed optimistic outcome in terms of farm input due to manure accumulated by soil and an added income for farmers after harvest season.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Organic Agriculture in the Tropics: State of the Art, Challenges and Opportunities 20–24 August 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Number of pages7
Volume215
Edition1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2018
EventInternational Conference on Organic Agriculture in the Tropics: State of the Art, Challenges and Opportunities, ICOAT 2017 - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Duration: 20 Aug 201724 Aug 2017

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NameIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
PublisherIOP Science
Number1
Volume215

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Organic Agriculture in the Tropics: State of the Art, Challenges and Opportunities, ICOAT 2017
CountryIndonesia
CityYogyakarta
Period20/08/1724/08/17

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Realon-Garcia, F. B., & Lantinga, E. A. (2018). Effects of diet composition on the energy balance of free-ranging organic broilers. In International Conference on Organic Agriculture in the Tropics: State of the Art, Challenges and Opportunities 20–24 August 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (1 ed., Vol. 215). (IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science; Vol. 215, No. 1). https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/215/1/012017
Realon-Garcia, F.B. ; Lantinga, E.A. / Effects of diet composition on the energy balance of free-ranging organic broilers. International Conference on Organic Agriculture in the Tropics: State of the Art, Challenges and Opportunities 20–24 August 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Vol. 215 1. ed. 2018. (IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science; 1).
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Realon-Garcia, FB & Lantinga, EA 2018, Effects of diet composition on the energy balance of free-ranging organic broilers. in International Conference on Organic Agriculture in the Tropics: State of the Art, Challenges and Opportunities 20–24 August 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 1 edn, vol. 215, IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, no. 1, vol. 215, International Conference on Organic Agriculture in the Tropics: State of the Art, Challenges and Opportunities, ICOAT 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 20/08/17. https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/215/1/012017

Effects of diet composition on the energy balance of free-ranging organic broilers. / Realon-Garcia, F.B.; Lantinga, E.A.

International Conference on Organic Agriculture in the Tropics: State of the Art, Challenges and Opportunities 20–24 August 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Vol. 215 1. ed. 2018. (IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science; Vol. 215, No. 1).

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Realon-Garcia FB, Lantinga EA. Effects of diet composition on the energy balance of free-ranging organic broilers. In International Conference on Organic Agriculture in the Tropics: State of the Art, Challenges and Opportunities 20–24 August 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 1 ed. Vol. 215. 2018. (IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science; 1). https://doi.org/10.1088/1755-1315/215/1/012017