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Table 1 Composition and determined analysis of the experimental diets

From: Productive performance and meat quality of commercial Cobb chicken fed diets containing different levels of prickly pear fruits (Opuntia ficus indica) peel

ItemExperimental diets
R1R2R3R4
Ingredients:    
Yellow corn grain61.0054.9554.9051.85
Soybean meal 47%29.5029.5029.5029.50
Prickly pear peels powder03.056.109.15
Soybean oil3.303.303.303.30
Corn gluten 60%2.002.002.002.00
Dicalcium phosphate2.32.32.32.3
Calcium carbonate0.400.400.400.40
DL-methionine0.270.270.270.27
l-lysine HCL0.250.250.250.25
Premix*0.300.300.300.30
Common salt0.300.300.300.30
Sodium bicarbonate0.200.200.200.20
Choline choloride0.100.100.100.10
l-threonine, 98.5%0.080.080.080.08
Anti-mycotoxins0.100.100.100.10
Anti-coccidia0.050.050.050.05
Probiotic0.010.010.010.01
Chemical analysis, DM%
CP20.8520.8020.9820.96
CF2.392.562.812.92
EE6.866.856.966.84
NFE63.2664.7863.8863.56
Ash5.645.015.375.72
ME, kcal\g3101306431253001
  1. *Each 3.0 kg of the vitamins and minerals premix manufactured by Agri-Vet Company, Egypt, and contains vit. A, 12,000,000 IU; vit. D3 2,000,000 IU; vit. E, 10 g; vit. K3, 2.0 g; vit. B1, 1.0 g; vit. B2, 5 g; vit. B6, 1.5 g; vit. B12, 10 mg; choline chloride, 250 g; biotin, 50 mg; folic acid, 1 g; nicotinic acid, 30 g; Ca pantothenate, 10 g; Zn, 50 g; Cu, 10 g; Fe, 30 g; Co, 100 mg; Se, 100 mg; I, 1 g; Mn, 60 g and anti-oxidant, 10 g, and complete to 3.0 kg by calcium carbonate