Acacia (Samanea Saman (JACK) MERR) Pods as Feeds for Broilers
Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Volume 2, Issue 6, December 2013, Pages: 235-238
Received: Nov. 6, 2013; Published: Dec. 20, 2013
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Barcelo Patricia M., Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Bacnotan, La Union, Philippines
Libong Juanito E., Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Bacnotan, La Union, Philippines
Coloma Evalyn T., Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Bacnotan, La Union, Philippines
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Abstract
This study was conducted to determine the performance of broilers fed with 0% to 35% Samanea saman (JACK) MERR pod meal in the formulated rations in terms of gain in weight, feed consumption, feed conversion efficiency, dressing percentage, per cent liver weight and profit above feed cost. Samanea saman (JACK) MERR pods were dried for 3-5 days, ground then mixed with the other feed ingredients to produce isocaloric and isonitrogenous rations. Commercial mash served as the control. Based from the results of the study, Samanea saman (JACK) MERR pod meal at 0% to 35% of the formulated rations produced comparable gain in weight, feed consumption, feed conversion efficiency, dressing percentage, liver weight and profit above feed cost of birds. Results also revealed that the performance of birds fed with the formulated rations were comparable to the performance of birds fed with commercial ration. Samanea saman (JACK) MERR pod meal could therefore substitute corn in broiler rations.
Keywords
Samanea Saman (JACK) MERR Pod Meal, Formulated Rations, Broilers, Performance
To cite this article
Barcelo Patricia M., Libong Juanito E., Coloma Evalyn T., Acacia (Samanea Saman (JACK) MERR) Pods as Feeds for Broilers, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Vol. 2, No. 6, 2013, pp. 235-238. doi: 10.11648/j.aff.20130206.16
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