Effects of Supplementary Levels of Deep-stacked Broiler Litter on Digestibility, Dry Matter Intake, and Nitrogen Balance by Male Spotted Deer(Cervus Nippon)

육계분 발효사료의 첨가수준이 숫꽃사슴의 소화율, 건물채식량 및 질소출납에 미치는 영향

  • Jeon, B. T. (Korea Nokyong Research Center, Konkuk University) ;
  • Kwak, W. S. (Dept. of Anim. Sci., College of Natur. Sci., Konkuk University) ;
  • Kang, S. K. (Korea Nokyong Research Center, Konkuk University) ;
  • Lee, S. M. (Korea Nokyong Research Center, Konkuk University) ;
  • Moon, S. H. (Korea Nokyong Research Center, Konkuk University)
  • 전병태 (건국대학교 한국녹용연구센터) ;
  • 곽완섭 (건국대학교 자연과학대학 생명자원환경과학부 축산학전공) ;
  • 강성기 (건국대학교 한국녹용연구센터) ;
  • 이상무 (건국대학교 한국녹용연구센터) ;
  • 문상호 (건국대학교 한국녹용연구센터)
  • Published : 2003.02.28


To determine nutritive value and suitability of deep-stacked broiler litter for deer, the influence of supplementary levels of broiler litter on digestibility, dry matter intake, and nitrogen balance was investigated in male spotted deer (Cervus nippon) fed a commercial mixed(complete) ration. The deep-stacked and ground broiler litter was supplemented at the level of 0%(Control), 15%(T1) and 30%(T2) on the basis of fresh matter to the mixed ration. All treatments had similar palatability at about 3% body weight of dry matter intake. Dry matter digestibility was highest in Control and lowest in T2(P<0.05). Digestibility of crude protein was lowest(P<0.05) in T2. Dry matter and digestible dry matter intake was similar in all treatments. Daily body weight gain was not affected by treatments. Feeding 15 or 30% of broiler litter to male deer resulted in similar nitrogen intake, fecal nitrogen excretion and daily nitrogen retention(g/d), compared with feeding Control. These results suggest that up to 30% of broiler litter may be fed to male deer without deleterious effects on deer performance.


Broiler litter;Digestibility;Intake;Nitrogen balance;Spotted deer


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