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RECORD NUMBER: 12 OF 106
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Biological conversion of animal wastes to nutrients,|
|Author||Miller, Byron F.|
|CORP Author||Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, Dept. of Avian Sciences.|
|Publisher||[National Environmental Research Center]|
|Report Number||EPA 670/2-73-09; EP-00262|
|Stock Number||PB-221 171|
|Subjects||Poultry--Manure. ; Poultry--Feeding and feeds.|
|Additional Subjects||( Agricultural wastes ; Solid waste disposal) ; ( Materials recovery ; ( Poultry ; Feeding stuffs) ; ( Muscidae ; Biodeterioration ; Temperature ; Humidity ; Chickens ; Chemical analysis ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Amino acids ; Larvae ; Utilization ; Metabolism ; Waste recycling ; Manure ; Catabolism ; Musca domestica|
|Collation||xvi, 68 pages illustrations|
As part of studies to determine how living organisms may be used to catabolize poultry manure, larvae of house flies (Musca domestica) were used to process poultry manure, with the pupae being used as a feed supplement. Temperature and relative humidity conditions were determined to produce an optimum yield of dry pupae. Three feeding trials were conducted to evaluate fly pupae and catabolized poultry manure residue as protein sources for growing chickens. White Leghorn chicks, White Plymouth Rock chicks, and New Hampshire and Indian River broiler chicks were fed the various diets and differences in body weight and feed conversion were recorded. The results indicated that fly pupae have potential as a protein supplement in chick starter and broiler diets; the protein quality was found to be similar to that of meat and bone meal or fish meal, and superior to soybean oil meal.
"Performing organization": Dept. of Avian Science, Colorado State University. Photocopy.