Die Bodenkultur - Journal for Land Management, Food and Environment
H. JEROCH, A. HAUSCHILD and A. MÜLLER:
Influence of mechanical treatment and enzyme supplementation on nutritive value of peas (Pisum sativum L., conv. sativum) for broiler chickens
The influence of shelling and enzyme supplementation (fermentation product of F junthinellum with mainly carbohydrase activities) on digestibility and content of apparent metabolizable energy (AMEn) of peas (Pisum sativum L., conv. sativum) was estimated in a balance trial with male broiler chickens. The husks were removed only partially by the method used, and therefore the decrease in fibre and NDF content only had a small positive influence on digestibility of nutrients with the exception of crude fat and on the AMEn content of peas. Enzyme supplementation caused a clear improvement in feeding value. The digestibility was increased by 8 to 18 percent points and AMEn content increased to 13.1 vs. 11.4 MJ/kg dm.
Key-words: broiler chickens, peas, shelling, feed enzyrne, digestibility, metabolizable energy.