Effects of Dietary Supplementation of Copper-soy Proteinate on the Performance of Laying Hens

Copper-soy Proteinate의 첨가가 채란계의 생산성에 미치는 영향

  • Lee, Mun-Ku (Department of Animal Science and Technology, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Kim, Chan-Ho (Department of Animal Science and Technology, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Shin, Dong-Hun (Department of Animal Science and Technology, Chung-Ang University) ;
  • Jung, Byoung-Yun (Department of Poultry Science, The University of Georgia) ;
  • Paik, In-Kee (Department of Animal Science and Technology, Chung-Ang University)
  • Received : 2011.04.18
  • Accepted : 2011.08.10
  • Published : 2011.09.30


This study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary supplementation of copper-soy proteinate (Cu-SP) on the performance of laying hens. A total of 1,000 Hy-Line Brown laying hens of 32 wks old were assigned to one of the following 5 dietary treatments: Control, Cu-SP 50, 100, 150, 200 (50, 100, 150, 200 ppm Cu supplementation as Cu-soy proteinate). Each treatment was replicated 4 times with fifty birds per replication, housed in 2 birds cages. Fifty birds units were arranged according to randomized block design. Feeding trial lasted 5 wks under 16L : 8D lighting regimen. There were no significant differences among treatments in hen-day and hen-house egg production, egg weight, broken & soft egg production. Feed intake and feed conversion rate (FCR) were significantly (P<0.01) lower in Cu-SP treated groups than Control. Eggshell thickness was significantly (P<0.01) higher in Control than Cu-SP 100, 150 and 200. Egg yolk color index was significantly (P<0.01) higher in Cu-SP 200 than other treatments. Egg shell color index was significantly (P<0.05) higher in Cu-SP 150 and Cu-SP 200 than Cu-SP 100. Concentration of copper, iron and zinc of the egg yolk were not significantly influenced by treatment. There were no significant differences in the level of leukocytes and erythrocytes in the chicken blood. The result of this experiment showed that dietary supplementation of Cu-SP at the level of 50ppm of Cu can reduce feed intake and FCR.

본 실험은 Cu-soy proteinate(Cu-SP)의 사료 내 첨가가 채란계의 생산성에 미치는 영향을 조사하기 위해 실시하였다. 사양 시험은 32주령의 채란계(Hy-Line Brown) 1,000수를 선별하여A형 2단 케이지에 총 5처리, 처리당 4반복, 반복당 50수(2수 수용 케이지 25개)씩 난괴법으로 배치하였다. 시험 기간 중 물과 사료는 자유섭취하도록 하였으며, 일반적인 점등 관리(16L + 8D)를 실시하였다. 시험구로는 대조구, Cu-SP 50(Cu-SP로 Cu 50 ppm), Cu-SP 100(Cu-SP로 Cu 100 ppm), Cu-SP 150(Cu-SP로 Cu 150 ppm) 그리고 Cu-SP 200(Cu-SP로 Cu 200 ppm 첨가) 등 총 5처리구들을 두었다. 일계산란율(hen-day egg production), 산란지수(hen-house egg production), 난중, 연 파란율은 처리구들간에 유의적인 차이가 없었다. 사료 섭취량과 사료 요구율은 Cu-SP 첨가구들이 대조구에 비하여 유의적으로(P<0.01) 낮았다. 난각 두께는 Cu-SP 처리구들이 대조구보다 얇았으나, 난각 강도는 처리들간에 유의한 차이가 없었다. 난황색과 난각 색도는 Cu-SP 100과 200구가 다른 처리구들과 비교하여 높았으나, 난황 내 광물질 함량은 처리구들간에 유의적인 차이는 없었다. 혈액 내 leukocytes와 erythrocytes의 수준에는 차이가 없었다. 결론적으로 Cu-SP로 Cu 50~200 ppm을 채란계 사료에 첨가 시 사료 섭취량과 사료 요구율을 유의하게 감소시켰다.



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