Carcass Quality Characteristics of Broilers as Affected by Dried Poultry Excreta Supplementation
Rapid growth rate in the poultry industry poses the problem of huge production of poultry excreta. Hence, utilization of this vast organic waste might be a critical issue in near future. One of the potential uses of poultry excreta could be its utilization as a source of protein in poultry ration. With this objective the study was conducted to evaluate the effect of Dried Poultry Excreta (DPE) supplementation on the performance of broilers, in terms of growth, conformation traits and carcass characteristics. Analysis of variance revealed that the difference between replicates were none significant for the different traits. In the study, maximum shank length was found in the feed containing 5% DPE in both male and female. The keel bone length was increased when DPE increased in diet. The breast angle measurements of males were higher than the females. The males had the widest breast angle with 5% DPE level at 4th week of age and 10% DPE level at 6th week of age. The% leg yield on combined sex basis ranged from 31.7 to 32.3%, breast yield 26.3 to 26.6%, back with neck yield 24.4 to 25.0% and wing yield 16.9 to 17.3% within three DPE levels of diet. All DPE levels of the study in broilers diet can be implemented and was very well accepted but for better results it is recommended that DPE should be replaced in broilers diet between 5 to 10%.
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