PERFORMANCE OF BROILER CHICKENS FED DIET WITH DIFFERENT LEVELS OF ANABIONG (Trema orientalis (Linn) Blume) LEAF MEAL

Olivia M. Gaffud, Joel L. Reyes, Kristine Mae C. Sadang

Abstract


This study was conducted using 120-day old colored broiler chickens to evalu­ate the effect of different levels of anabiong leaf meal (ALM) on the growth per­formance of broilers. Chicks were randomly distributed into four treatments replicated thrice with 10 chicks per replication. The experiment was laid out using Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with the following treatments: T1 – Control (Formulated ration without ALM); T2 – Formulated ration with 5% ALM; T3 – Formulated ration with 7.5% ALM and T4 – Formulated ration with 10% ALM. Results showed that broilers fed with 5% ALM had signifi­cantly (P<0.05) higher body weight and gain in weight on the 5th and 6th week of the study. Results obtained in terms of the cumulative feed consumption, percentage rate of growth, dressing percentage with and without giblets, feed conversion ratio and efficiency were similar among treatments. With regards to income above feed cost, broilers fed ration with 5% ALM obtained the highest return of Php 134.75 per broiler, followed by the broilers fed with 7.5% level of ALM and without ALM. Results suggest that ALM at 5% and 7.5% level can be safely used as feed ingredients to broilers.


Keywords


anabiong leaf meal, broiler, growth performance

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