Economics of Broiler Production Fed on Various Dietary Levels of Cassava Flour and Cassava Fiber Supplemented with and without Palm OilKana Jean Raphaël, Fon Dorothy Engwali, Defang Fulefack Henry, Teguia Alexis, Nguana Tadjong Ruben, Mube Kuietche Hervé, Tefack Yves, Zambou Henry Réné.
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Two trials were conducted to study the replacement economic effect of maize with palm oil supplemented cassava flour, and palm oil supplemented and unsupplemented cassava fiber respectively on broiler chicken. Dietary maize was substituted at 0, 50, 75 and 100% for palm oil supplemented cassava flour in trial 1, and palm oil supplemented and unsupplemented cassava fiber in trial 2. The results show that growth performances were poorer as the substitution level of maize for cassava flour and cassava fiber increased from 50 to 100%. However, the decrease level of growth parameters and cost of feed consumed was less with palm oil supplemented diets as compared with non supplemented diets. The lowest cost of feed consumed and cost of feed per kilogram weight gain were recorded with birds fed on diet F100H containing palm oil supplemented cassava fiber as main dietary energy source. Therefore, palm oil supplemented cassava fiber at the expense of maize can optimize good productive advantage and monetary returns to the farmers.
Broiler chicken, cassava residue, cassava root meal, maize, palm oil
Journal of Molecular Pathophysiology
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