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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2003 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 16 | Page No.: 1450-1453
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2003.1450.1453
Replacement of Sesame Oil Cake by Duckweed (Lemna minor) in Broiler Diet
M.U. Ahammad, M.S.R. Swapon , T. Yeasmin , M.S. Rahman and M.S. Ali

Abstract:
An experiment was conducted with 120, seven-day old Vencobb commercial broiler chick feeding ad libitum upto 42 days of age on 4 different iso-nitrogenous and iso-energetic diet formulated by replacing dietary sesame oil cake (SOC) by duckweed (DW) to have its effect on performance of broilers. Live weight, feed conversion and profitability increased when sesame oil cake was partially replaced by duck weed. Complete SOC replaced diet significantly reduced live weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion and profitability, as compared with partial replacement of SOC by duckweed and SOC based control diet. Partial replacement of SOC by DW did not affect survivability of broiler. So it might be concluded that replacement of costly SOC partially by cheaper unconventional DW in broiler diet resulted in increased profitability. Therefore, cheaper duckweed could be practiced in formulating economic balanced diet for broiler.
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How to cite this article:

M.U. Ahammad, M.S.R. Swapon , T. Yeasmin , M.S. Rahman and M.S. Ali , 2003. Replacement of Sesame Oil Cake by Duckweed (Lemna minor) in Broiler Diet. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 6: 1450-1453.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2003.1450.1453

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2003.1450.1453

 
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