Effect of Fermented Mango Kernel Composite Meal on the Performance of Finisher Broiler Chickens

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  • F. B. Abang University of Agriculture Makurdi, Makurdi
  • J. O. Egahi University of Agriculture Makurdi
  • O. Vincent University of Agriculture Makurdi, Makurdi

Keywords:

maize, Mango kernel composite,, nutritive value, broiler finisher and performance indices

Abstract

The study was conducted to investigate effect of replacing fermented mango kernel composite meal with maize in the diets of broiler finisher over a period of four weeks (28days). A total of 144 finisherbroiler chickens were randomly allotted to four dietary treatments of 36 birds each. Each treatment was replicated thrice with 12 birds per replicate. In each of the four diets fermented mango kernel composite meal (FMKCM) was used to replace maize at 0%, 10%, 15%, and 20% in T1, T2, T3, and T4 respectively. A non-significant (p<0.05) effect was revealed for feed intake, body weight gain and feed conversion ratio across treatments. It was concluded that FMKCM could replace maize up to 20% in broiler finisher diet without impeding growth.

Author Biographies

F. B. Abang, University of Agriculture Makurdi, Makurdi

Department of Animal Production 

J. O. Egahi, University of Agriculture Makurdi

 Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology 

O. Vincent, University of Agriculture Makurdi, Makurdi

 Department of Animal Production 

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Published

2024-07-09

How to Cite

Abang, F. B., Egahi, J. O., & Vincent, O. (2024). Effect of Fermented Mango Kernel Composite Meal on the Performance of Finisher Broiler Chickens. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 658–661. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/5697

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