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Table 1 Experimental diets for the starter phase (% as-fed basis)

From: Effect of diets with different energy concentrations on growth performance, carcass characteristics and meat chemical composition of broiler chickens in dry tropics

  T1 T2 T3 T4
Ingredient
 Sorghum, grain 60.9 59.9 58.9 57.8
 Soybean meal 33.3 33.5 33.7 33.9
 Vegetable oil 1.8 2.6 3.4 4.2
 Premixa 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Total 100 100 100 100
Calculated analysis
 AME, kcal/kg 2960 3000 3040 3080
 CP (%) 21.4 21.4 21.4 21.4
 Lysine (%) 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.1
 Methionine (%) 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
 Ca (%) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
 P (%) 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7
  1. aConcentrated premix for starter phase broiler chickens. Contained: calcium mono-ortho phosphate, calcium carbonate, salt, growth promoter (BMD and 3-nitro), coccidiostat (sodium monensin), mineral oil, ethoxyquin, vitamin A acetate, vitamin D3, vitamin E acetate, vitamin K3, riboflavin (B2), vitamin B12, niacin, d-calcium pantotenate, choline chloride, butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT). Premix calculated to contain: calcium, 21.40%; total phosphorus, 8.10%; sodium, 3.40%; l-lysine hydrochloride, 0.80%; dl-methionine, 4.15%