Cost and Return Analysis of Broiler Chickens Fed on Processed Graded Levels of Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and Garlic (Allium Sativum) Mixture

Authors

  • E. E. Adomeh Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.
  • A. S. Eguaoje Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.

Keywords:

Allium sativum, Zingiber officinale, ginger, garlic, Broiler chickens

Abstract

An experiment to assess the growth performance and organoleptic qualities of broiler chickens fed and raised with varying levels of ginger and garlic mixture was conducted in the Poultry Unit and Meat science and Technology Laboratory of the Department of Animal Science, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State. A total of 120 day old (Anak 2000) broiler chickens were used for the experiment. Forty chicks were randomly selected to each of the four treatment diets with diet 1 being the control and diet 2 contained 1% ginger and garlic mixture, diet 3 contained 1.5% ginger and garlic mixture while diet 4 contained 2% ginger and garlic mixture. Each treatment group contained three replicate with ten birds per replicate and were assigned to the four treatment diets in a Completely Randomized Design (CRD). At the starter phase, cost of feed consumed and cost of feed per kilogram weight gain were lowest among birds fed the N180.00 and N133.54 while at finisher phase, least cost of feed consumed and cost of feed per kilogram weight gain of N399.01 and N349.96 from those fed the control. Total cost of production ₦1,365.24 was highest among those fed diet 4 and lowest ₦1,044.00. Total revenue was highest N3100.00 among broilers that ate 2% ginger and garlic mixture and lowest N2, 820.00 from those fed 1% ginger and garlic mixture. However, net profit of N1793.00 was realized from the broiler chickens placed on 1.5% ginger and garlic mixture and lowest N1666.00 from those on the control. In conclusion, considering the effects of different levels of ginger and garlic mixture on the cost and returns of broiler chickens, it appears that 1.5% GGM gave the best profit margin and should be used for broiler chickens at starter and finisher phase for better returns.

Author Biographies

E. E. Adomeh, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, 

A. S. Eguaoje, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, Nigeria.

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, 

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Published

2024-07-09

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Adomeh, E. E. ., & Eguaoje, A. S. . (2024). Cost and Return Analysis of Broiler Chickens Fed on Processed Graded Levels of Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and Garlic (Allium Sativum) Mixture. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 1332–1335. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/6440

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