Table 1: The composition and calculated chemical analysis of diets in Experiment 1-1.

Ingredients (g/Kg)Treatments
T1T2T3T4T5T6T7T8

Corn520522524531565567568571
Soybean meal (44%)376375374368338337336335
Soy oil3534333228272725
Monocalcium phosphate1414141414141414
Limestone1616161616161616
Premix vit + min.1, 23030303030303030
Salt44444444

Calculated nutrients values

Metabolizable energy (Kcal/Kg)30003000300030003000300030003000
Crude protein (%)23.223.223.223.221212121
Calcium (%)11111111
Available phosphorus (%)0.450.450.450.450.450.450.450.45
Na (%)0.180.180.180.180.180.180.180.18
Arginine1.391.391.391.381.301.291.291.29
Lysine (%)1.51.41.31.21.51.41.31.2
Methionine + cystine (%)1.01.01.01.01.01.01.01.0

1Each kg of premix provided vitamin A, 10000 IU; vitamin D3, 2500 IU; vitamin K, 2.4 mg; vitamin E, 44 IU; biotin, 0.1 mg; folic acid, 2.0 mg; niacin, 25 mg; calcium pantothenate, 14.32 mg; pyridoxine, 3.10 mg; riboavin, 5 mg; thiamin, 1.2 mg; vitamin B12, 10.5  g; Fe, 85 mg; Mn, 125 mg; Cu, 7.8 mg; Se, 0.09 mg; Zn, 60 mg; choline chloride, 5.5 mg.
2Lysine and methionine were added inside of premix.