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Nutrient Requirements of Geese a

Nutrient Requirements of Geese a

Energy base kcal ME/kg dietb

Starting (0–4 wk) 2,900

Growing (after 4 wk) 3,000

Breeding 2,900

Protein (%)

20

15

15

Lysine (%)

1.0

0.85

0.6

Methionine + cystine (%)

0.6

0.5

0.5

Calcium (%)

0.65

0.6

2.25

Phosphorus, available (%)

0.3

0.3

0.3

Vitamin A (IU)

1,500

1,500

4,000

Vitamin D (IU)

200

200

200

Riboflavin (mg)

3.8

2.5

4.0

Pantothenic acid (mg)

15

10

10

Niacin (mg)

65

35

20

a Requirements are listed as percentages or as units or mg/kg of diet. For nutrients not listed, see requirements of broilers ( Nutrient Requirements of Broilers a) as a guide.

b These are typical dietary energy concentrations.

Adapted, with permission, from Nutrient Requirements of Poultry, 1994, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy Press, Washington, DC.