Evaluation of the effect of cassava peels and kola pod husk on the performance of broiler finishers

Evaluation of the effect of cassava peels and kola pod husk on the performance of broiler finishers

Author by Dr. Martha Olumide

Journal/Publisher: International Poultry Scientific Forum, Georgia World Congress

Volume/Edition: 8

Language: English

Pages: 12 - 12

Abstract

The study was designed to compare the effect of cassava peels and kola pod husk in the performance of broiler finisher. One hundred and ten, day old Hybro and Ross broilers were assigned randomly to two experimental diets of cassava peels and kola pod husk in triplicates of 15 birds each in complete randomized design. The proximate compositions of dried cassava peels; Crude protein 2.75±0.49% and ME (kcal/g) 4.66 ±0.18% and kola pod husk; Crude protein 17.60% and ME (Cal/kg) 2555. The treatments were used at four levels of 0, 10, 20 and 30% replacement for maize. Data were collected daily for 4 weeks and analyzed with analysis of variance (ANOVA). The result shows that body weight gain, feed consumption and feed conversion ratio were not significantly different (P?0.05) as the two levels of the experimental diets increased. There was no significant difference(P ?0.05) in the weight of feather, wing, gizzard, liver and length of intestine. It was It was observed that kola pod husks and cassava peels on broiler finisher performance was not significantly different and could be used efficiently in broiler finisher feeds.  This will increase farmers? income as they would  spend less on maize as source of energy for broiler finisher feed.


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