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  • Peer-reviewed journal article
GE organism
  • maize
GE trait
  • insect resistance
Country
  • USA

Results

Equivalence
  • no effect
Safety for consumption
  • no effect

Comparison of broiler performance when fed diets containing grain from YieldGard Rootworm (MON863), YieldGard Plus (MON810 x MON863), nontransgenic control, or commercial reference corn hybrids Open Access

Taylor, ML; Hyun, Y; Hartnell, GF; Riordan, SG; Nemeth, MA; Karunanandaa, K; George, B; Astwood, JD
Poultry Science. 2003 December. 82(12):1948-1956

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PMID: 14717553 ISSN: 0032-5791

Abstract

Two 42-d experiments compared the nutritional value of YieldGard Rootworm corn (MON863; experiment 1) and YieldGard Plus corn (MON810 x MON863; experiment 2) to their respective nontransgenic controls and 6 commercial reference corn hybrids when fed to growing broilers. For each experiment, a randomized complete block design was used with 8 dietary treatments in each of 5 replicated blocks of pens. In experiment 1, no differences among diets were observed (P > 0.05) for final live weights and feed conversion. Broilers fed diets containing MON863 corn had adjusted feed conversion similar to the nontransgenic control and the population of control and commercial diets. On a weight basis, there were no differences among diets for chill, fat pad, and thigh, drum, and wing weights. Differences (P < 0.05) between MON863 and commercial corn diets were noted for breast meat, chill and thigh, drum, and wing weights on a percentage of weight basis. No differences were observed (P > 0.05) in the percentage of moisture, protein, and fat in breast meat or thigh meat across treatment diets. In experiment 2, there were no significant differences among diets for all broiler performance and carcass parameters evaluated. Broilers overall performed consistently and had similar carcass yields and meat compositions when fed diets containing MON863 corn or MON810 x MON863 corn as compared with their respective nontransgenic control and commercial diets, supporting a conclusion of similar feeding values among diets.

Keywords

Bacillus thuringiensis; broiler performance; carcass yield; Cry3Bb1; Cry1Ab; stacked

Funding

Funding source
  • Monsanto
Funding country
  • United States
Funding type
  • government

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MLA

Taylor, ML, Y Hyun, GF Hartnell, SG Riordan, MA Nemeth, K Karunanandaa, B George, JD Astwood. "Comparison of broiler performance when fed diets containing grain from YieldGard Rootworm (MON863), YieldGard Plus (MON810 x MON863), nontransgenic control, or commercial reference corn hybrids." Poultry Science 82.12 (2003): 1948-1956. Web. 13 Dec. 2018.

APA

Taylor, ML., Hyun, Y., Hartnell, GF., Riordan, SG., Nemeth, MA., Karunanandaa, K., George, B., & Astwood, JD. (2003). Comparison of broiler performance when fed diets containing grain from YieldGard Rootworm (MON863), YieldGard Plus (MON810 x MON863), nontransgenic control, or commercial reference corn hybrids. Poultry Science, 82(12), 1948-1956.

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