Performance of broiler finisher chickens fed varied levels of mango seed kernel meal as replacement for maize
The performance of broiler finisher chickens fed varied levels of mango seed kernel meal as replacement for maize was studied. Mango seed kernel was fed as replacement for maize at 0, 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100% for treatments 1-6, respectively. 20% mango seed kernel showed the best result in feed intake, average daily weight gain, feed to gain ratio and feed cost per kilogram weight gain. This performance declined with increasing replacement levels of MSK. Thus, in the study, it is concluded that) mango seed kernel can replace maize at 20% in the diet of broiler chickens without negatively affecting performance. Higher inclusion levels beyond 20% resulted in declined feed intake and productive parameters.
Keywords: broiler, performance, mango seed kernel, maize