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Articles by P.A. Vantsawa
Total Records ( 2 ) for P.A. Vantsawa
  P.A. Vantsawa , S.O. Ogundipe , I.I. Dafwang and J.J. Omage
  An experiment was conducted to study the replacement value of dusa (locally processed maize offal) for maize in the diets of pullets (9-20 weeks) and their subsequent early laying performance. Three hundred and seventy eight (378) eight weeks old egg type pullets of approximately equal weights were randomly allocated to seven dietary treatments with three replicates of 18 birds each. The seven dietary treatments composed of rations in which graded levels of dusa replaced maize up to 100% in diet seven. At the end of the experiment average feed consumption was significantly (p<0.05) lower for the control and it increased as the level of dusa increased in the diets. The final body weight of pullets was better for treatment four which contained equal proportion of maize and dusa in the diets. The cost (N*kg gain) was significantly (p<0.05) higher for the control diet and it decreased as the level of dusa increased in the diets. The subsequent performance of birds revealed that the weight of birds at first egg, 10% and at 50% egg production were better for treatment four. The weight of first egg and ages at first egg were better for the diets with higher level of maize. There were no significant differences (p>0.05) in ages at 10%, 50%, peak egg production, weight of eggs at peak production and cost (N*dozen egg) for all the treatments. There was a 39.03% savings in cost of production by using dusa in pullets diets.
  P.A. Vantsawa , S. O. Ogundipe , I. I. Dafwang and J. J. Omage
  A study was conducted to evaluate the replacement value of dusa (Locally processed maize offal) for maize in the diets of egg type chicks. The proximate analysis and the metabolizable energy of dusa were determined. Three hundred and seventy eight (378) day-old egg type chicks were randomly allocated to seven dietary treatments containing graded levels of dusa from control to treatment seven with three replicates of 18 birds each. Feed consumption, weight gain and mortality were recorded. The proximate analysis revealed that dusa is higher in crude protein than the maize grain (10.82% and 8.57% respectively). The metabolizable energy value was however lower than for maize grain (2784 kcal kg-1 versus 3432 Kcal kg-1 respectively). There was no significant difference (p>0.05) between treatment means for the average weight gain of birds. Feed consumption and feed to gain ratio increased as the level of dusa increased in the diets. There was no mortality throughout the study. The cost (N/kg weight gain) and feed cost (N/bird) were significantly higher (p<0.05) for the control and they decreased as the level of dusa increased in the diets. There were significant savings in cost of production in using dusa as a source of energy in chicks' diets. It was concluded that dusa could replace all the maize in the diets of egg type chicks without any adverse effect on the performance.
 
 
 
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