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Nutritional Evaluation of Processed Jatropha Curcas Kernel Meals: Effect on Growth Performance of Broiler Chicks

T. K. Ojediran, Y. A. Adisa, S. A. Yusuf, I. A. Emiola.

Abstract
This study was conducted to determine the growth performance of broiler chicks fed differently processed (Raw Defatted Meal RDM, Toasted Defatted Meal TDM, Cooked Defatted Meal CDM, Lye Defatted Meal LDM and Sand Roasted Defatted Meal ZRDM) Jatropha curcas kernel meals. The feeding trial lasted for 21 days. 180 day-old Marshal strain unsexed broiler chicks were used for this experiment. There were 6 dietary treatments (control inclusive) of 30 birds per treatment and 3 replicate of 10 birds each in a complete randomized design. Each differently processed Jatropha curcas kernel meals were used to replace one-third of the soybean meal in the control diet. Data on average daily feed intake (ADFI) of birds fed control (D1) was significantly (P

Key words: Growth, Jatropha curcas kernel, performance, processing



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