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Raw Sword Bean Meal as A Substitute for Soya Bean Meal in Broiler Finisher Diets

Author(s): Akinmutimi, A.H. | S.F. Abasiekong | V.O. Shoyinka

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

Volume: 5;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 699;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Raw sword bean meal | substitute | broiler finisher diets

Feeding trial was conducted using 150 birds of day-old Anak broiler chicks, to assess the effect of substituting raw sword bean meal for soybean meal in broiler finisher diets. 30 and 10 birds respectively constitutes a treatment and a replicate in a completely randomized design. Five experimental diets were used. Diet one was soybean based (control), while the test feedstuff quantitatively replaced 22.42, 44.84, 67.76 and 89.69% of soybean in diets 2, 3, 4 and 5, respectively. Feed intake of birds significantly (p>0.05) decreased as the quantity of raw sword bean increased in the diets. Weight gain followed the same pattern while feed-to-gain ratio significantly (p
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