Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
FOLLOW US:     Facebook     Twitter
Blue
   
Curve Top
Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 4 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 214-218
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2009.214.218
 
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail
Carcass Characteristics and Economic Benefits of Weaner Rabbits Fed Cassava Tuber Meals
J.S. Ekpo, I.P. Solomon, L.J. Isaac, K.O. Ekpo and O.O. Leo

Abstract:
An eleven-week research was conducted to evaluate the carcass characteristic and economics of production of rabbit fed cassava peel meal, peeled cassava tuber meal and composite cassava tuber meal diets. Twenty-four weaner rabbits of mixed strains and sexes aged 6 to 7 weeks randomly allotted to four dietary treatments replicated two times each with 3 rabbits per replicate in a completely randomized design. The parameters studied were final live-weights, dressed weight, dressing percentage, internal organs weights, feed cost (N kg1), total feed cost (N), feed cost (N kg1 gain) and relative cost advantage (%). There was no significant difference (p>0.05) in the final live weights, dressed weights, dressing percentage and in most of the internal organs measured. However, economic of production data indicated lowest cost per weight gain (N kg1) by the rabbits fed composite cassava tuber meal, while highest cost per weight gain was recorded in the rabbits fed the control diet (maize meal).
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
 RELATED ARTICLES:
  •    Effects of Feeding Carrot (Daucus carota L) Leaf Meal on Haematology, Blood Chemistry and Carcass Characteristics of Growing Rabbits in a Semi-Arid Environment of Borno State of Nigeria
  •    Carcass and Non-carcass Traits of Local Rabbits Fed Different Sources of Fodder in Sudan
How to cite this article:

J.S. Ekpo, I.P. Solomon, L.J. Isaac, K.O. Ekpo and O.O. Leo, 2009. Carcass Characteristics and Economic Benefits of Weaner Rabbits Fed Cassava Tuber Meals. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 4: 214-218.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2009.214.218

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2009.214.218

 
COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

       

       

Curve Bottom