The replacement value of indomie waste meal for maize on performance, carcass traits, relative organ weight and cost and return analysis of broiler chickens
An eight week feeding trial was conducted to evaluate the replacement value of indomiewaste mealwithmaize on the performance, carcass traits, relative organ weight and cost and return of 90 day old Anak 2000 broiler chickens. Three experimental starter and finisher diets were formulated with diet 1 as control containing 0% Indomie Waste Meal, while diets 2 and 3 contains IWM at 50 and 100% inclusion levels for maize. The chicks were assigned to the treatment diets (1, 2 and 3) in Completely Randomized Design and each treatment group contained three replicates with ten chickens per replicate. Result on performance revealed that daily and weekly weight gain at finisher phase was significantly highest (P<0.05) in birds fed 50%IWM(63.20g/bird). Feed conversion ratio was significantly lowest (P<0.05) in birds fed 50% IWM (2.14). Carcass traits revealed that relative weight of back, head, neck and shank were significantly (P<0.05) influenced by the treatment diets. Relative weight of gizzard was also significantly (P<0.05) influenced. Cost and return analysis at starter and finisher phases showed that cost of feed consumed (N137.16) and cost of feed per kilogram weight gain were (N15.96) lowest in birds fed 50% IWM. Income (N1579.50) and net profit (N881.17) were highest in birds on 50% IWM. From the overall results it could be concluded that the inclusion of indomie waste meal in the diet of broiler chickens up to 50%improved the growth performance, better carcass quality and economic returns.