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SURVEY OF PRODUCTION AND USE OF POULTRY LITTER IN KHARTOUM STATE, SUDAN

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Author(s): M.B. ELEMAM

Journal: Online Journal of Animal and Feed Research
ISSN 2228-7701

Volume: 02;
Issue: 01;
Start page: 23;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Poultry litter | survey | chemical composition.

ABSTRACT
A survey of chicken litter production was undertaken by hand submitted questionnaire. The survey covered 219 farms out of 612 registered in Khartoum state to provide information on amount and use of litter. The survey revealed that most poultry farms followed similar management practices. About 58.94% of litter production was estimated to come from broiler houses and 41.06% from layer houses. It was estimated that 70% of the litter production is litter-based and about 30% are droppings collected without litter. The amount of litter produced was estimated to be 95097.58 ton/year and 87.1% of this amount was used as fertilizer. Samples of broiler litter were collected and proximate composition was conducted to investigate the nutrient quality of broiler litter. Results obtained on dry matter (DM) and ether extract (EE) showed that there are significant (P

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