The quality of commercial poultry feeds in Nigeria: a case study of feeds in Makurdi, Benue State

  • SN Carew Department of Animal Production, University of Agriculture, PMB 2373, Makurdi, Nigeria
  • OIA Oluremi Department of Animal Production, University of Agriculture, PMB 2373, Makurdi, Nigeria
  • EP Wambutda Department of Animal Production, University of Agriculture, PMB 2373, Makurdi, Nigeria

Abstract

Samples of various types and brands of commercial poultry feeds were taken from six poultry farms and subjected to proximate analysis. The feeds were found to be adequate in metabolisable energy and fat. Protein, calcium and phosphorus content were below recommended levels and there was an improper ratio between calcium and phosphorus. Crude fibre content was in excess of the expected level in poultry rations.

Keywords: poultry feeds, feed quality, poultry nutrient requirements

Nigerian Veterinary Journal Vol. 26(1) 2005: 47-50
Published
2006-05-24
Section
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