Response of finisher broiler birds fed graded levels of yam peel meal as an energy source in maize-based diet
The aim of this experiment is to determine the response of finisher broiler birds to graded levels of yam peel meal as an energy source to place of maize. One hundred and twenty four weeks old Marshal broiler birds were used in a 28 day feeding trial to evaluate the growth performance of the broilers. The birds were assigned into four treatment groups of 30 birds each, which were further replicated in triplicate of 10 birds per replicate in a completely randomized design (CRD). Four experimental diets containing 0, 5, 10 and 15% inclusion of YPM were formulated and offered to birds during the study. At the end of the experiment, results obtained showed no treatment effect (p>0.05) in growth performance. Birds on YPM based diets recorded similar growth performance with the control suggesting that YPM had positive effect on the experimental birds.