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Effect of Decorticated Fermented Prosopis Seed Meal (Prosopis africana) on Growth Performance of Broiler Chicken

N.D. Yusuf1, D.M. Ogah1*, D.I. Hassan1, M.M. Musa1 and U.D. Doma2
1Animal Science Department, College of Agriculture, P.M.B. 033, Lafia, Nasarawa State, Nigeria 2Animal Production Programme, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, P.M.B. 0248, Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Abstract :

Two hundred and forty 7 days old Anak 2000 broiler chicks were used to determine the growth rate and economic of broiler fed decorticated fermented Prosopis africana seed meal (DFPSM). Five experimental
diets containing 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100% DFPSM replacement levels for full fat soybean meal were fed to
broiler for 8 weeks. The experiments were in a completely randomized design (CRD) with five treatments,
each replicated four times with 48 birds per treatment and 12 birds per replicate. The average live weight of
broiler ranged from 2500-2850g in each dietary group and were significantly (P < 0.05) affected by dietary
treatment, similarly the growth rate and feed conversion ratio were also significantly affected by the dietary
treatment (P < 0.05) .The study indicate that 20% inclusion of DFPSM with soybean meal could be used in
a broiler diet.

Keywords :
Fermented Prosopis africana seed meal, broiler diet, animal protein, developing countries

Date Deposited : 13 Jul 2011 10:36

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Volume 7, Number 11, - 2008 , ISSN 1682-8356

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