Response of Broiler Fed Cocoa Pod Fermented byPhanerochaete chrysosporiumand Monascus purpureus in the Diet
Maria Endo Mahata
An experiment was conducted with 200 unsexed broilers of 3 days old of the
Arbor Acres strain to evaluate utilization of cocoa pods fermented by Phanerochaete
chrysosporium and Monascus purpureus in the diet on the performance
of broiler. This study involved a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) with 4
treatments (0, 5, 10 and 15% of fermented product in the diets) and 5 replicates
per treatment. Diets were iso nitrogenous (22% crude protein) and iso caloric
(3000 kcal/kg diet). Measured variables were performances (feed consumption
weight gain, feed conversion, carcass percentage and total cholesterol). Increasing
cocoa pod fermented levels in the diets increased feed consumption, weight gain
and carcass percentage but decreased (p<0.01) feed conversion and blood cholesterol).
In conclusion, up to 15% of cocoa pod fermented by Phanerochaete chrysosporium
and Monascus purpureus could be included for broiler diet to increase
performances and decreased 35.65% cholesterol level.
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