Supplementation of rejected banana (Musa Acuminata X Balbisiana COLLA ABB GROUP 'SABA') meal in broiler diet and its effect on growth performance

Tan, Zhi Qian (2016) Supplementation of rejected banana (Musa Acuminata X Balbisiana COLLA ABB GROUP 'SABA') meal in broiler diet and its effect on growth performance. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Alternative feedstuffs are one of the potential ways to reduce the feed cost In livestock industry and such alternative feedstuff can be obtained in various agricultural wastes. Banana is ranked fourth in most planted area in Malaysia and generated about 10% of wastes which is made up of rejected bananas. This research was conducted to determine the feasibility of feeding rejected banana In optimum amount to broilers. A total number of five treatments were equally assigned with a total number of fifty-five commercial broiler chicks, which have eleven chicks for each treatment. The treatments included one control treatment (0% of banana supplementation) and four different supplementation level of banana (5%, 7.5% and 10% peeled banana and 10 % unpeeled banana). Chicks were fed with respective treatment diet starting at seventh days old for five weeks duration until they were forty-two days old. Four (4) parameters like feed intake, body weight gain, growth rate, and feed conversion ratio were examined and analyzed to determine the effect of different levels of meals. In terms of feed intake (FI), control group had achieved highest feed Intake during the entire experimental period, which is 32.322 kg, followed by T3, Tl, T4 and T2 (32.320 kg, 32.311 kg, 32.306 kg and 32.240 kg respectively). Body weight gain of birds in 5 treatments shown a descending trend from control to T4 with 1.78 kg, 1.72 kg, 1.63 kg, 1.56 kg and 1.55 kg respectively and showed no significant differences (p>O.OS). Similar trend was observed in growth rate of broilers, with 50.92 gjbirdjday, 49.25 gjbirdjday, 46.72 g/birdjday, 44.75 gjbirdjday, and 44.38 gjbirdjday respectively for control, TI, TI, T3 and T4. Feed conversion ratio (feR) of 5 treatments displayed the same descending trend from control to T4, with 1,49, 1.53, 1.57, 1.63, and 1.65 respectively. In conclusion, the Ho was accepted in this study in which supplementation of Saba Banana had no significant difference on broilers' growth performance. However, 5% of dried banana without peels can compensate for the nutrients needed by broilers and to support the desired growth.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alternative feedstuffs, livestock industry, bananas
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Depositing User: Noraini
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2018 14:43
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2018 14:43

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