Evaluation of sesbania seed (Sesbania sericea) as a feed supplement to free-range chicken

Jeoglas Awang @ Justop, (2014) Evaluation of sesbania seed (Sesbania sericea) as a feed supplement to free-range chicken. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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This study was conducted from June 2013 until October 2013 at Makmal Ladang, Animal Nutrition and Poultry Science laboratories of SPL, UMS-Sandakan. The objective of this study was to evaluate the Sesbania sericea (5. sericea) seed as a feed Ingredient for free-range chicken. Activities done under this study were gathering brief information on some basic botanic parameters of S. sericea, its proximate composition and feeding value to the growing free-range chicken. The feeding trial was continued for a period of 60 days. Two groups (control group with no supplement and S. sericea supplemental group with 18.75g/chicken/day) of chicken were maintained in the feeding trial having at least 9 individuals under each. The data of feeding trial were analyzed under two sample t-test at 0.05% level of significance. Proximate composition showed that S. sericea seed contains 24.50/0 crude protein along with the other components as like as a protein-rich Ingredient. Feeding of the S. sericea seed did not affect the body weight gain of the experimental chicken significantly (p>0.05). The intake of S. sericea seed by the bird was remarkably low (3.SSg/chicken), which Indicated its low palatability. Based from the results of proximate analysis suggested that S. sericea seed can be considered as a protein rich supplementation item to free-range chicken but needs intervention on feeding methods just to increase the consumption rate.

Item Type:Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords:Sesbania sericea seed, free-range chicken, feed, feeding trial Ingredient
Subjects:S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
Divisions:FACULTY > Faculty of Sustainable Agriculture
ID Code:17378
Deposited By:Munira M
Deposited On:05 Jul 2017 09:57
Last Modified:05 Jul 2017 09:57

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