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Proximate Composition of Heat Treated Poultry Litter (Layers)

O.J. Owen1, E.M. Ngodigha2 and A.O. Amakiri3
1,3Department of Animal Science, Rivers State University of Science Technology (RSUST), P.M.B 5080, Port Harcourt, Nigeria 2Department of Fisheries/Livestock Production Technology, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Abstract :

Proximate composition was conducted to investigate the nutrient quality of heat treated poultry litter.
The litter was subjected to heat treatment by deep stacking at temperature range of 40.10-55 C o
(104.20-31oF) for 21 days. This was done to ensure pathogenic microbial safety when used as animal feed supplement. Results obtained on the chemical composition showed that poultry litter (layers) contained 621.41 ME kcal/kg, 87% DM, 20% CP, 10.40% CF, 2.20 EE and 18.50% Ash. The results on mineral composition indicates that poultry litter has 4.5% Phosphorus (P), 2.00% Calcium (Ca), 0.10% Sodium (Na), 2.05% Potassium (K) and 0.48% Magnesium (Mg). This study on proximate composition of poultry litter shows that it could be incorporated into animal feeds.

Keywords :
Chemical composition, heat treatment, mineral composition, poultry litter, proximate composition

Date Deposited : 13 Jul 2011 11:00

Last Modified : 13 Jul 2011 11:00

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

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