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Main Title Growth responses of chicks fed microbial protein produced from organic wastes /
Author Adams, Ozie L. ; Thornton., Erly J.
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Author Title of a Work
Adams, Ozie L.
Rogers, Charles J.
CORP Author Tennessee State Univ., Nashville.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, Ohio. Solid and Hazardous Waste Research Div.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-600/3-76-074; EPA-R-802679-01; EPA-ROAP-21BFS
Stock Number PB-257 968
OCLC Number 52451960
Subjects Organic wastes ; Poultry--Feeding and feeds
Additional Subjects Animal nutrition ; Feeding stuffs ; Chickens ; Fungi ; Aspergillus ; Proteins ; Food consumption ; Growth ; Domestic animals ; Nutritive value ; Organic wastes ; Microbial proteins ; Aspergillus niger
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EJBD  EPA 600-3-76-074 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/18/2014
EKDD  EPA 600/3-76-074 CEMM/EPD Library/Athens,GA 11/03/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-3-76-074 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 600-3-76-074 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-257 968 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 17 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The objective of this study was to investigate the use of microbial protein produced from organic wastes as a source of protein in chick starting rations. Microbial protein recovered from the mold mycelia was produced when potato waste materials were homogenized and added to a mineral salt containing a culture medium suitable for the action of a strain of Aspergillus niger. The new product containing approximately 29.0 percent protein was added to chick starting rations, replacing the soybean protein. Sixty-two percent of the protein in the ration were supplied by soybean meal. The length of the feeding trial was four weeks. Results of the feeding trials showed that fungal protein was effective in supporting body maintenance but was ineffective in stimulating growth. Palatability of rations and poor feed consumption were factors contributing to slow growth. However, feed utilization was less of a problem as shown by nitrogen retention trials.
"EPA-600/3-76-074." "August 1976." Includes bibliographical references (p. 16).