Branched-chain amino acids in wheat-based, crude protein-reduced diets

Summary

The underlying premise of this proposal is that the roles of BCAA in chickenmeat production merit further research. There is the implication that broiler chickens may benefit from higher dietary leucine inclusions but this may also necessitate higher inclusions of isoleucine and valine to counter antagonistic interactions between BCAA. However, these issues can only assume more importance given the quest to develop reducedCP diets where birds are likely to be far more vulnerable to subtle changes in dietary amino acid profiles.​

Program

Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

The University of Sydney

Objective Summary

The fundamental objective is to generate a better comprehension of the role of BCAA in reducedCP diets, to elucidate the established antagonisms across BCAA and their interaction with starch and protein digestive dynamics. More specifically, the intention is to identify the optimal BCAA inclusion levels in reducedCP diets using the BoxBehnken design, which is very well suited to meet this purpose. Given that this goal is achieved, the final objective is to validate the identified BCAA inclusion levels in a 42day feeding study in straight–run broiler chickens housed on litter in floor pens.

Project Code

PRJ-011541

Project Stage

Current

Project Start Date

Friday, July 12, 2019

Project Completion Date

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Journal Articles From Project

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National Priority

An environmentally sustainable Australia

National Priority

Adoption of R&D

National Priority

CME-Increase the productivity and efficiency of chicken meat production

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