Publisher: Bachudo Science Co. Ltd

The Nutritive Value of Dried Pito Mash In The Diets of Broiler Chickens

J. K. Kagya-agyemang, E. N. Korley, F. A. D. Atakpah
KEYWORDS: Dried pito mash, broiler chickens. growth performance. carcass quality

ABSTRACT:

 A feeding trial was conducted for 8 weeks using 120 one-day-old Cobb broiler chickens to study the optimum level of sundried pito mash (OPM) that should be substituted for maize in broiler diets. The 1-day-old broiler chickens were randomly allotted in groups of 30 birds to each of the four dietary treatments. One hundred, 150 and 200 g kg· 1 levels of DPM were included in a nutritionally balanced diet. The control diet did not contain OPM. Feed and water were supplied ad libitum. Feed consumption. body weight gains and feed conversion efficiency (FCE) of the control birds were not significantly (P> 0.05) different from that of broiler chickens fed 100 or 150 g kg·1 levels of DPM but they were significantly (P< 0.05) different from that of birds fed 200 g kg·1 level of DPM. The carcass qualiity was significantly (P<0.05) improved due to a significant (P<0.05) reduction of abdominal fat in birds fed diets at all levels of DPM inclusion. Dietary treatment had no impact on carcass dressing percentage. It seems that up to150 g kg·1 sun-dried pito mash could be included in the diets of broiler chickens to increase productivity.


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