Performance of Broiler Chicken Fed Diets Containing Cassava Peel and Leaf Meals as Replacements for Maize and Soya Bean Meal

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Author(s) Abu.O.A | Olaleru, I.F | Oke, T.D | Adepegba,V.A | Usman,B
Pages 169-173
Volume 4
Issue 4
Date April, 2015
Keywords Cassava peeling meal, Cassava leaf meal, Carcass yield, Broiler.

A 49-day feeding trial was carried out in a completely randomized design to evaluate growth performance of broilers fed cassava leaf meal and cassava peeling meal used as replacement of soya bean meal and maize at 20% respectively. One hundred and eighty, day–old broilers Abhor Acre were randomly allotted to four experimental diets such that each dietary treatment was replicated three times with fifteen birds per replicate. Feed intake, body weight gain, feed conversion ratio of birds fed feed of groups A, B, C and D. Group A served as control (cassava leaf meal (0%) and peelings meal (0%)) were superior (p<0.05) to the group on B ( 20% cassava peelings -20% leaf meal), C (20% leaf meal -0% cassava peelings),D (20% cassava peelings-0% cassava peelings). The cut parts of the carcass showed superior values (p<0.05) in the A (control) treatment and they differed significantly (p<0.05) from broilers on to the group on B (20% cassava peelings-20% leaf meal), C (20% leaf meal-0% cassava peelings), D (20% cassava peelings-0% cassava peelings). Up to 20% inclusion of cassava leaf meal and 20% cassava peelings as replacement for soya bean meal and maize respectively could be used in both broiler starter and finisher diets without any deleterious effect on growth and carcass yield of broilers.

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