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.: Home > International Journal of Poultry Science > 2008 > Volume 7 Number 11 > O.J. Owen1, A.O. Amakiri2, E.M. Ngodigha3 and E.C. Chukuigwe4

The Biologic and Economic Effect of Introducing Poultry Waste in Rabbit Diets

O.J. Owen1, A.O. Amakiri2, E.M. Ngodigha3 and E.C. Chukuigwe4
1,2Department of Animal Science, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria 3Department of Fisheries/Livestock Production Technology, Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State 4Department of Agricultural Economics/Extension, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Abstract :

A 12 week feeding trial was conducted using 24 (2-3 months-old) Chinchilla rabbits to assess the economic effect of substituting poultry litter (PL) for soy bean meal (SBM). Soy bean meal in the diets was
replaced with poultry litter at 0% (Diet A-control), 5% (Diet B), 10% (Diet C) and 15% (Diet D). The rabbits
were divided into four groups; each group was assigned to one of the four dietary treatments in a  Completely Randomized Block Design (CRBD). Each treatment was replicated three times. The economics of production indicated a better performance in poultry litter substituted diets over the control group in all the indices vis-àvis cost/kg feed (x), cost/kg weight gain, cost of weight gain (x) and relative cost (%) measured suggesting that poultry litter has an economic advantage over soy bean meal as protein supplement in ration formulation.

Keywords :
Chinchilla rabbits, economics of production, poultry litter, soy bean

Date Deposited : 13 Jul 2011 11:12

Last Modified : 13 Jul 2011 11:12

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

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