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Effect of Different Levels of Maize Gluten Meal (60%) on the Growth Performance of Broiler Chicks

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Author(s): M. Ismail | A.Memon | A.A.Solangi | N. N.Ansari | M. I. Rind

Journal: Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
ISSN 1680-5593

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 377;
Date: 2005;
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ABSTRACT
Studied the effect of different levels of maize gluten meal (60%) on the growth performance of broiler at Sindh Agriculture University Tandojam during October-November, 1999. 300 chicks were divided in six groups, Group A (control), while Groups B, C, D, E and F were given 3%, 6%, 9%, 12% and 15% maize gluten meal respectively. It was observed that highest maize gluten meal MGM levels of 12% (E) and 15% (F) did not show positive effect on any of the quantitative and qualitative characters and group D (9% MGM) was considered as an optimum MGM level for obtaining economical and profitable results. Group D (9% MGM) consumed relatively less quantity of feed (4246.51 g) per bird and produced significantly higher weight gain (2063.50) g, feed conversion ratio (2.05), dressing percentage (68.95), liver weight (51.39) g, gizzard weight (31.27) g and heart weight (10.81) g. No mortality was recorded in group D` and hence was most economical by offering Rs. 26.34/bird net profit as compared to Rs. 23.33, 22.99, 22.36, 12.49 and 11.03/bird net profit in groups F, E, C, B and A, respectively. It was concluded that maize gluten meal (MGM) is a valuable ingredient for broiler ration including 9% MGM proved to be an efficient feed ingredient for optimum broiler growth. Further increase in MGM ingredient did not show any positive effect on production and profitable broiler farming.
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