Replacement of Fishmeal with Reject Infertile Egg Meal: Effects on the Growth Performance of Broiler Chicken

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  • O. S. Akinola Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • K. A. Akintola Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria
  • S. S. Abiola Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

Keywords:

Reject infertile egg meal, egg shell, broiler, performance, feed cost

Abstract

Two hundred and ten one-day old broiler chickens were used in a study to assess the feeding value of two forms of reject infertile egg meal, with shell(REGS) and without shell (REG) used at 0,30,60 and 100% levels of replacement of 72% fishmeal. Broiler birds were brooded for 10days after which they were distributed on the experimental diets in a 2 X 4 factorial arrangement. Feed and water were supplied ad libitum. The main effect of the levels of REG and REGS was reduced (p<0.05) body weight gain of broiler at 100% of replacement of fishmeal. However, feed intake and feed conversion were not affected (p>0.05). Feed cost and feed cost per kg gain of broilers was reduced (p<0.05) with the increase use of REG and REGS in replacing fishmeal in the diet of broiler chicken. There was no difference (p>0.05) in most performance indices measured in broiler fed REG and REGS, except the cost of feed per day, which was higher (p<0.05) in REG. It was therefore concluded that reject infertile egg meal, with or without shell, could be used to completely replace fishmeal (72%) in the diet of broilers to save feed cost.

Author Biographies

O. S. Akinola, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

 Department of Animal Production and Health 

K. A. Akintola, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

 Department of Animal Production and Health 

S. S. Abiola, Federal University of Agriculture, P.M.B. 2240, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria

 Department of Animal Production and Health 

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2024-07-09

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Akinola, O. S., Akintola, K. A. ., & Abiola, S. S. (2024). Replacement of Fishmeal with Reject Infertile Egg Meal: Effects on the Growth Performance of Broiler Chicken. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 585–587. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/5635

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