Publisher: Bachudo Science Co. Ltd

Effect of Feeding Heat Treated Soybean (GLYCINE MAX) and Pigeon Pea (CAJANUS CAJAN) As Major Sources of Protein On Layer Performance

Leo N. Agwunobi
KEYWORDS: Heat-treated, Soybean, Pigeon pea, Protein sources, Layers' performance.

ABSTRACT:

The feeding value of heat-treated soybean and pigeon pea rations were compared with a standard ration using one hundred and twenty point·oNay pullets. The performance of layer on these diets were monitored for 56 days. It was observed that egg production, egg weight, feed .intake and feed efficiency for egg production were poorest (P<0.01). for pigeon pea r:ation while soybean gave the same level of performance as the standard ration. There were no significant (P>0.05) differences between the rations on Haugh Unit (albumen quality) and sttell thickness. It was concluded that pigeon pea, unlike soybeari cannot alone supply the protein need for optimal layer performance. 



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