PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF NUTRITIVE POTENTIAL OF UMUCASS 36 CASSAVA ROOT MEAL AS SUBSTITUTE FOR MAIZE IN BROILER DIETS

MATTER: International Journal of Science and Technology

View Publication Info
 
 
Field Value
 
Title PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF NUTRITIVE POTENTIAL OF UMUCASS 36 CASSAVA ROOT MEAL AS SUBSTITUTE FOR MAIZE IN BROILER DIETS
 
Creator O.O, Adedokun
G.S, Ojewola
F.O, Ahamefule
 
Subject Cassava
Maize
Broiler Chicken
Broiler Diet
 
Description This experiment was carried out to evaluate the nutritive potential of UMUCASS 36 cassava root meal as a substitute for maize in broiler diets. One hundred and fifty (150) one-week old Abor Acre strains of broiler chicks were randomly assigned to 5 dietary treatments in a completely randomized design. They were replicated three times with 10 birds per replicate. The well processed cassava root meal was substituted for maize at 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100% levels and were respectively designated as diets 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. The birds were fed and watered adlibutum for 49 days. The results show that birds fed diet 2 gave the best (P < 0.05) mean total weight gain (2033.00g), feed-to-gain ratio (2.10), least cost/kg weight gain (#286.47), and best realizable revenue (#2033.00) and gross margin (#286.47). It was also observed that UMUCASS 36 cassava root meal is rich in ether extract (4.10%), crude fibre (6.45%) and ash (7.56%).In conclusion, though the UMUCASS 36 cassava root meal is deficient in percent crude protein, it is rich in other essential nutrients and has the potential of being used as a dietary energy source in broiler diet. So, substituting maize for UMUCASS 36 cassava root meal at 25% optimized both feed and economic efficiency. It is therefore recommended as a diet of choice whenever high dressed yield and economic efficiency are reasons for broiler production. The other diets can also be used depending on the producer’s purpose and capability. Article DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.20319/mijst.2018.43.7986 This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-commercial 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA. 
 
Publisher GRDS Publishing
 
Date 2018-11-19
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/matter/article/view/1659
 
Source MATTER: International Journal of Science and Technology; Vol 4 No 3 (2018): Regular Issue
2454-5880
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://grdspublishing.org/index.php/matter/article/view/1659/2014
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Adedokun O.O, Ojewola G.S, Ahamefule F.O
 

Contact Us

The PKP Index is an initiative of the Public Knowledge Project.

For PKP Publishing Services please use the PKP|PS contact form.

For support with PKP software we encourage users to consult our wiki for documentation and search our support forums.

For any other correspondence feel free to contact us using the PKP contact form.

Find Us

Twitter

Copyright © 2015-2018 Simon Fraser University Library