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Asian Journal of Poultry Science
  Year: 2022 | Volume: 16 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 1-10
DOI: 10.3923/ajpsaj.2022.1.10
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Effects of Pelleting the Diets, Containing a Leveled Raw Full-Fat Soybean on the Performance of Broiler Chickens

F. Kebede, M.M. Erdaw and G. Berhane

Background and Objective: Searching for an alternative feed source was the objective of this study. Protein-source feedstuffs are mainly becoming costly and unavailable, therefore raw, full-fat soybean was considered an alternative source. Pelleting was considered to reduce antinutritional factors in raw soybean. Materials and Methods: A total of 408 unsexed broiler chicks were allocated to replicates. In a starter phase, commercial SBM was replaced by raw full-fat soybean (RFSB) at 0, 10 or 20%, which had three treatments and each was replicated eight times. Six treatments were prepared by dividing each of the aforementioned starter diets into two and then by pelleting anyone from each respective group and leaving the other as mash. Every treatment had four replicates and 17 birds in each. Results: Results indicated that FI, BWG and FCR of broilers were not significantly (p>0.05) affected by the supplementation of a levelled RFSB on diets at starter, grower and finisher phases. However, the interaction effect between the feed-form and levels of RFSB influenced (p<0.05) the FI, BW and BWG, at the grower stage. The FI, at the finisher stage, was also significantly (p<0.05) influenced by the feed-forms. Moreover, weights of dressed, eviscerated, cut parts of the carcass and visceral organs were not significantly (p>0.05) affected by both RFSB supplementations, up to 20% and the feed forms. Conclusion: It is concluded that commercial SBM can be replaced by locally produced RFSB at up to 20% without pelleting the diets.
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F. Kebede, M.M. Erdaw and G. Berhane, 2022. Effects of Pelleting the Diets, Containing a Leveled Raw Full-Fat Soybean on the Performance of Broiler Chickens. Asian Journal of Poultry Science, 16: 1-10.

DOI: 10.3923/ajpsaj.2022.1.10






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