A study of the nutritive value of New Zealand meatmeals : a thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Agricultural Science in the Victoria University of Wellington
Meatmeals are an important source of protein in New Zealand poultry diets. These meatmeals are processed from the waste by-products of the freezing works and because of their high protein content they are a useful source of supplementary protein. It appears, however, that the meatmeals as a foodstuff are not uniform in their nutritive value, as poultry men have observed that young poultry grow well on some meatmeals and poorly on others. This observation has been confirmed by recent work (McDonald, 1961) which has been done in Australia.
The present study has been undertaken to investigate some of the factors influencing the nutritive value of the meatmeals and to find a chemical method which could be used to evaluate their protein quality.