Available phosphorus requirement of broilers

The University of Queensland

  • Project code: PRJ-006708

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Friday, July 1, 2011

  • Project completion date: Monday, July 15, 2013

  • National Priority: CME-Priority 3-Contributing to efficient and secure chicken production systems


The project will determine the available P requirement of broiler chickens and factors affecting P utilisation from 1-21 and 22-42 days of age.


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation

The University of Queensland

Objective Summary

1) Re-evaluate the available phosphorus (AP) requirement of broiler chickens.
2) Determine the effect of phytase on dietary P utilisation
3) Re-examine the optimal Ca:P ratio in broiler chickens
4) Provide safe guidelines to more cost-effectively address P requirements of broiler chickens.