Growth Performance of Starter Broilers Fed Goat Blood-Rumen Content Mixture Based-Diets Supplemented with Aromatic Plants

Authors

  • R. N. Nwose Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State
  • D. I. Nwose Ebonyi College of Education,Ikwo
  • P. N. Onu Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki,Nigeria
  • A. I. Adeolu Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State
  • J. M. I. Nwenya Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State, Nigeria
  • R. O. Igwe Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
  • J. C. R. Eze Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,Umudike,

Keywords:

Goat glood-rumen, aromatic plants, performance and starter broiler chicken

Abstract

Starter broiler birds fed goat blood-rumen content mixture based-diet supplemented with aromatic plants was used to supplement soybean in the growth performance and economic analysis of birds. It was investigated using one hundred and twenty (120) day old broiler chicken of Anak strain. They were allocated to five dietary treatments with each treatment having four replicates of six birds eachinaCompletelyRandomizedDesign(CRD). Diet1wascontrol(0%GoatBloodRumenContentMixtureandaromaticplants). Diet 2 contained 10% GBRCM without aromatic plants supplementation. Diet 3, 4 and 5 contained 10% goat blood-rumen content mixture supplemented with garlic (Allium sativum), ginger (Zingiber officinale) and rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis) respectively. Parameters evaluated were; body weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and economic analysis. The results showed that birds fed aromatic plant supplemented diets had significantly (p<0.05) improved in all parameters evaluated than birds fed the unsupplemented diet and the control diet. Diet 3 with 10% goat blood-rumen content and Allium sativum indicated the best performance followed by diet 4 then diet 5 respectively. The lowest cost per kg body weight gain (N168.24) was recorded for diet T2 (10% GBRCM) while the highest cost per kg body weight gain (N 220.05) was obtained for diet T1 (control). The GBRCM based-diet supplemented with aromatic plants reduced the high cost of feed materials increased productivity.

Author Biographies

R. N. Nwose, Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State

Department of Agriculture 

D. I. Nwose, Ebonyi College of Education,Ikwo

Department of Agricultural Education 

P. N. Onu, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki,Nigeria

Department of Animal science 

A. I. Adeolu, Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi State

Department of Agriculture 

R. O. Igwe, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science 

J. C. R. Eze, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,Umudike,

Department of Animal Nutrition and Forage Science 

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Nwose, R. N., Nwose, D. I., Onu, P. N. ., Adeolu, A. I., Nwenya, J. M. I., Igwe, R. O., & Eze, J. C. R. (2024). Growth Performance of Starter Broilers Fed Goat Blood-Rumen Content Mixture Based-Diets Supplemented with Aromatic Plants. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 602–604. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/5642

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