LUPINS | WHOLE | CRACKED
20kg woven polypropylene bags.
Lupins can be fed as part of a balanced diet to all animals.
There are two basic types of lupins – bitter and sweet varieties. The ones currently grown commercially as a stock feed in Australia are the sweet types.
Crushed, untreated lupin seed of sweet varieties can be included in diets of poultry. Broiler diets containing lupins as the sole protein concentrate can be fed without an adverse effect provided that the lysine and methionine levels are maintained. Similarly, lupins have been shown to be able to replace half of the meat meal used in layer diets with any adverse effect on layer performance.
There are no limitations on the inclusion of sweet varieties. As there is no simple method of detecting the alkaloid contents of lupin seeds, it is important that only lupins known to be grown from certified sweet seed be used as livestock feed.
Manganese accumulation of white lupins may limit the level of inclusion.
The bitter strains of lupins contain up to 2.0 percent of an alkaloid, which is highly toxic to poultry. The certified varieties of sweet lupins grown in Australia contain only traces (less than 0.05 percent) of alkaloid and are both safe and palatable to poultry without any form of heat treatment.
SUGGESTED MAXIMUM INCLUSION RATES IN TOTAL DIET
SPECIES MAXIMUM INCLUSION RATES POULTRY - BROILER 10% POULTRY - LAYER 10%
TYPICAL PROTEIN % MIN: 28.00 CALCIUM % MIN: 0.20 PHOSPHORUS % MIN: 0.30 LYSINE % MIN: 1.30 METHIONINE % MIN: 0.17 FIBRE % MIN: 11.00 FAT % MIN: 5.00 ME POULTRY MJ/KG 9.30
Cool, shaded, dry conditions, away from vermin.
X Not for human consumption
X Seek nutritional advice to use this ingredient as part of a balanced diet.