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International Journal of Poultry Science

Year: 2018  |  Volume: 17  |  Issue: 7  |  Page No.: 306 - 310

Palm Oil Sludge Fermented with Lentinus edodes in the Diet of Broilers

Ade Djulardi, Nuraini Nuraini and Ade Trisna


Background and Objective: Palm oil sludge (POS) represents a viable alternative poultry feed component after being fermented by the lignocellulolytic fungi, Lentinus edodes (produces ligninase and cellulase), which increases POS nutrient levels and quality. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of utilizing POS fermented by L. edodes (POSF) in broiler diets on growth performance. Methodology: The present study used a completely randomized design (CRD) with five dietary treatment groups (0, 4, 8, 12 and 16% POSF) and four replicates per treatment (5 broilers per replicates). One hundred 3 day-old broiler chicks were included in the study. Diets were isonitrogenous (23% crude protein) and isocaloric (3000 kcal kg–1 diet). The measured parameters were feed consumption, average daily weight gain, feed conversion, carcass percentage and meat cholesterol content. Results: Addition of dietary POSF levels up to 16% resulted in good feed consumption, weight gain, carcass percentage and feed conversion but decreased (p<0.01) meat cholesterol content. Conclusion: Up to 16% POSF in the diet resulted in good production performance while reducing the cholesterol content of broiler meat, indicating that this feed supplement should be considered for industrial use.

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