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Articles by A.M. Bamgbose
Total Records ( 2 ) for A.M. Bamgbose
  B.M. Ilori , S.O. Peters , C.O.N. Ikeobi , A.M. Bamgbose , C.E. Isidahomen and M.O. Ozoje
  Three hundred poults consisting of 120 local, 120 local x exotic crossbred and 60 exotic poults were generated from matings between indigenous and exotic turkeys. Feed and water intake, body weight and other linear body measurements were evaluated on weekly basis. These were used to compare the performance of pure and crossbred turkeys raised under natural heat stress environment. Growth parameters studied were significantly affected by turkey genotype (p<0.01). At week 20, the exotic turkey had the highest body weight (4484.74±52.07 g) followed by the crossbred (3330.79±34.00 g) and then the local turkey (2869.68±46.08 g). Male turkeys had a higher average body weight of 46.64±0.47 g and 3363.18±72.36 g while the females weighed the lowest (43.31±0.64 g and 3148.92±89.71 g) at weeks 0 and 20, respectively. The crossbreds consumed more feed on the average (14.13±2.02 to 343.00±40.04 g/day) as compared to the exotic and local turkeys. Also on the average, the local turkey had the highest feed efficiency followed by the exotic and then the crossbreds, implying that the higher the feed intake needed to achieve a proportional increase in body weight, the lower the feed efficiency obtained. The crossbreds drank more water (31.56±1.49 to 574.11±141.25 ml) than the exotic and local turkeys. It can therefore be concluded that variations in the genetic make-up of the turkeys accounted for the observed differences in growth and efficiency of feed utilization.
  M.O. Ironkwe and A.M. Bamgbose
  The experiment was carried out using two hundred 4 weeks old broiler finisher birds to evaluate their response to diet with different levels of Brewers Dried Grain (BGD). The diet was made to replace maize with brewer’s dried grain at 0%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% to form treatment diets, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 respectively. The formulated rations were made in such a way that other ingredients apart from maize and brewer’s dried grain remained the same. The two hundred 4 weeks old broiler birds of Anak ® strains were allotted in a completely randomized Design into five treatment groups. Each treatment had 40 birds, which was replicated two times with 20 birds each. The experiment lasted for eight weeks with feed and water provided ad-libitum. Results showed significant differences in the birds growth performance, birds in T3 had the most superior (p<0.05) final live weight, daily weight gains and feed conversion ratio, followed by T2, T4 and T5. The least value was obtained from birds in T1. The daily feed intake showed a reverse trend, as birds consumption significantly (p<0.05) improves as the level of maize increased in the diet, with the highest (p<0.05) intake recorded for birds in T1 (100% maize, the least value from birds in T5 (100% brewer’s dried grains), the least cost per kg of feed was obtained from diet (T5), it decreased as the brewer’s dried grain increased in the diet. Cost per kg weight gain showed a similar trend and tended to favour birds fed higher levels of brewer’s dried grain. The use of brewer’s dried grain in broiler finisher diet should be encouraged as it gave promising results in terms of growth performance, better feed conversion and body weight gains.
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