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Table 1 Ingredients and composition of the experimental diet (as fed basis) fed to laying hens

From: Laying performance, digestibility and plasma hormones in laying hens exposed to chronic heat stress as affected by betaine, vitamin C, and/or vitamin E supplementation

Ingredients and composition g/kg
Yellow corn, ground 663.3
Soybean meal 48 % CP 242.0
Limestone 75.0
Dicalcium phosphate 13.2
Vit + Min Premixa 2.5
NaCl 2.5
DL-methionine 1.5
Calculated and determined composition
 ME, MJ/kgb 11.62
 Dry matter, g/kgc 907.3
 CP, g/kgc 170.6
 Ether extract, g/kgc 24.5
 Crude fibre, g/kgc 39.6
 Methionine, g/kgb 3.91
 Ash, g/kgc 63.7
 Nitrogen free extract, g/kgc 609.8
 Meth. + Cys. (TSAA, g/kg)b 6.7
 Lysine, g/kgb 8
 Calcium, g/kgb 31
 Available P, g/kgb 3.74
  1. aVit + Min mixture provides per kilogram of diet: vitamin A, 12,000 IU; vitamin E, 10 IU; menadione, 3 mg; Vit. D3, 2200 ICU; riboflavin, 10 mg; Ca pantothenate, 10 mg; nicotinic acid, 20 mg; choline chloride, 500 mg; vitamin B12, 10 g; vitamin B6, 1.5 mg; vitamin B1, 2.2 mg; folic acid, 1 mg; biotin, 50 g. Trace mineral (milligrams per kilogram of diet): Mn, 55; Zn, 50; Fe, 30; Cu, 10; Se, 0.10; Anti oxidant, 3 mg
  2. bCalculated from NRC (1994) table values
  3. cDeterimed values based on AOAC (2004)