Effect of Sweet Potato (Pomoea batatas Lam.) Peel Meal as Replacement of Maize on Growth Performance and Cost of Feeding Weaner Rabbits

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  • H. Ibrahim Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria
  • O. J. Olaniyi Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria

Keywords:

Growing rabbit, economic efficiency, performance, sweet potato

Abstract

The experiment was carried out to determine the effect of replacing maize with sweet potatopeel meal (SPPM) on growth performance and cost of feeding weaner rabbits. A total number of thirty six (36) weaned rabbit of mixed sexes were used for the experiment. The rabbits were allotted randomly into four dietary treatments and replicated thrice and were designated: control (T1): normal compounded diet without SPPM, (T2) contain 5% SPPM, (T3) contain10% SPPM(T4) contains 15% SPPM. The experiment lasted for eight weeks and data were obtained on growth performance and cost feeding. The results obtained on growth performance showed that there were no significant difference (p>0.05) in the values of growth performance obtained. Result obtained on cost of feeding were not significantly different (p>0.05) in values, however, higher profit index was recorded ion T4 and lowest in T1 . This indicates that SPPM can be used up to 15% in the diet of rabbit as a good replacement for maize in rabbit production without any adverse effect on the performance of rabbit.

Author Biographies

H. Ibrahim, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture

O. J. Olaniyi, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production, Faculty of Agriculture 

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Published

2024-07-09

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Ibrahim, H., & Olaniyi, O. J. (2024). Effect of Sweet Potato (Pomoea batatas Lam.) Peel Meal as Replacement of Maize on Growth Performance and Cost of Feeding Weaner Rabbits. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 409–411. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/5274

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