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Performance of Broiler Finisher Chicks Fed Varying Levels of Maize Offal as Replacement for Whole Maize

B.U. Ekenyem and T.K.O. Obih
Department of Animal Science and Fisheries, Imo State University, P.M.B. 2000, Owerri, Nigeria
Abstract :

Two hundred 4-week old Anak 1000 Strain of broliles were used in a 28-day feeding trial in a
completely randomized design to evaluate the performance of finisher broiler chicken fed varying levels of
maize further replicated four times. Treatments having 0, 15, 30, 45 and 60% maize offal replaced
corresponding weights of whole maize in the diets. Feed and water were supplied ad libitum. Routine
vaccination programme and medication typical of measured. Results who that birds on control (0%) and 30% maize offal with weight gains of 1.56 kg and 1.55 kg respectively did not differ significantly (p>0.05) but were significantly (p>0.05) heavier than those on 15, 45 and 60%. Cost of producing one kg of feed declined from N54.50 in the conrol to N44.50 at 60% inclusion level of maize offal which differed significantly (p>0.05). Feed cost/kg gain (N) was lowest for birds on T (30% maize offal), N 145.08 which differed significantly (p>0.05) 3 from the other treatments.

Keywords :
Whole maize, maize offal, finisher broiler

Date Deposited : 25 Jun 2011 13:36

Last Modified : 13 Jul 2011 10:06

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Volume 9, Number 4, - 2010 , ISSN 1682-8356

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