Growth and carcass yield of finishing broiler chickens fed lablab leaf meal

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  • A. A. Odunsi Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
  • A. O. Ige Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
  • F. G. Sodeinde Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
  • J. A. Akinlade Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Nigeria
  • A. O. Afon Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso, NigeriaDepartment of Animal Production and Health

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51791/njap.v33i2.928

Keywords:

Lablab leaf meal, carcass yield, broiler chickens

Abstract

The inclusion of lablab (Lablab purpureus) leaf meal (LLM) at 0, 50 and 100g/kg in finisher diets on broiler performance and carcass yields were evaluated in a 28-day feeding trial. Results showed that LLM in broiler finisher diets resulted in significant (P<0.05) increase in feed intake relative to the control diet. The control diet and 50LLM kg diet supported similar (P>0.05) final body weight and weight gain, but these parameters were significantly (P<0.05) depressed in broilers fed 100gLLM/kg diet. Feed conversion ratio became poorer with increase in level of LLM. Carcass yield was not significantly influenced (P>0.05) by dietary treatments. Cut-up parts as a percentage of dressed weight showed that thigh and drumstick had a non-significant decrease in weight while back and wing had a non-significant increase in level of dietary LLM. Breast, neck and abdominal fat pad were significantly (P<0.05) decreased with increased LLM. Broilers fed 100gLLM/kg diet exhibited a significantly lower weight for liver, spleen, lung and heart in comparison with the control diet. Only the gizzard is significantly higher (P<0.05) in broilers fed LLM compared to the control diet (without LLM). It can be concluded that LLM inclusion at 100g/kg diet had a negative effect on performance but not on carcass parameters whereas LLM at 50g/kg diet gave comparable response with the control diet in all parameters measured.

Author Biographies

A. A. Odunsi, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production and Health

A. O. Ige, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production and Health

F. G. Sodeinde, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production and Health

J. A. Akinlade, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Department of Animal Production and Health

A. O. Afon, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, P. M. B. 4000, Ogbomoso, NigeriaDepartment of Animal Production and Health

Department of Animal Production and Health

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2021-01-09

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