Performance of broiler fed with different commercial compound feeds of Bangladesh
Keywords:Compound feeds (pellet), broiler, feed mills, performance
An attempt was made to investigate the responses of broiler to feed the compound feeds of different feed mills located in Bangladesh. Keeping this view in mind, a total of 260 of star-bro broiler chicks were fed on compound diets in the age duration of day old to 38 days to compare the performance of broilers of different dietary groups. All the forms of feed were of identical (pellet feed) as well as same management and environment were provided for all the treatments. The body weight gain was highest in T2 dietary group (P < 0.01) which was statistically similar with T1 group. Feed intake of the 5 treatments differed significantly (P < 0.01). T1 dietary group showed high trend of feed consumption. Higher FCR value (P < 0.01) was observed for T5 dietary group which indicated low feed conversion efficiency. On the other hand, T2 and T1 dietary groups showed better feed conversion efficiency. Survivability percent of all treatments was not differed significantly (P>0.05). Significant differences were obtained for meat yield parameters such as body weight, blood loss, shank weight, liver weight, abdominal fat, dressed carcass and edible carcass weight. On the other hand, non significant differences were obtained for feather loss, gizzard weight, spleen weight, heart weight, head weight. Except the body weight (P < 0.01) no significant results were observed for sex(s) as well as interaction between treatment and sex effect for all other meat yield parameters. The results of this experiment from biological responses of birds gave an impression that compound feeds of the feed mills T1, T2 and T3 were found to be better than those feeds of T4 and T5 feed mills for the production of commercial broiler for the age duration of day old to 38 days of age.
Key words: Compound feeds (pellet), broiler, feed mills, performance
DOI = 10.3329/bjvm.v4i2.1291
Bangl. J. Vet. Med. (2006). 4 (2): 97-101