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Table 1 Ingredient and nutrient composition of the experimental diet

From: New insights into the associations among feed efficiency, metabolizable efficiency traits and related QTL regions in broiler chickens

Ingredients, %   Nutrients composition  
Corn 67.35 Metabolizable energy, kcal/kg 2,900
Soybean meal 28.00 Crude protein, % 18.30
Soybean oil 0.40 Arginine, % 1.14
Limestone 1.90 Lysine, % 1.07
Monocalcium phosphate 1.00 Methionine, % 0.47
Salt 0.40 Methionine + Cystine, % 0.77
Lysine 0.22 Threonine, % 0.73
Methionine 0.17 Tryptophan, % 0.24
Choline chloride 0.14 Calcium, % 1.01
Premix1 0.42 Available phosphorus, % 0.31
Total 100   
  1. 1Premix supplied per kilogram of diet: vitamin A, 13,200 IU; vitamin D3, 5,000 IU; vitamin E, 60 IU; vitamin K3, 8.0 mg; thiamine, 4.0 mg; riboflavin, 12.0 mg; pyridoxine, 12.0 mg; cobalamin, 0.4 mg; nicotinic acid, 80 mg; pantothenic acid, 24 mg; folic acid, 2.0 mg; biotin, 3.0 mg; iron, 70.0 mg; copper, 8.5 mg; zinc, 45.0 mg; manganese, 60.0 mg; iodine, 0.85 mg; selenium, 0.20 mg; cobalt, 0.25 mg