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Growth performance of broiler chicken (Gallus domesticus) using Palm Kernel Cake based chicken feed

The study was carried out to assess the growth performance of broiler chicken fed on 30%-45% premium grade palm kernel cake (PKC) feed and the commercial feed. A total of 600 day-old broiler chicks were used to determine the efficiency of utilization PKC animal feed due to the high content of fibrous material. The chicks were randomly divided into four groups fed on commercial starter feed, commercial grower feed, 30% PKC starter animal feed and 45% PKC grower animal feed. The results revealed that the highest average body weight at 35 days was group A (commercial starter and grower feed) are 2005.37±376.20 g compared to group D (30% PKC starter and 45% PKC grower feed) with 1690.89±160.78 g. The best FCR showed in group A and B (30% PKC starter and commercial grower feed) with 1.4±0.16 and 1.4±0.34. In conclusion, the results showed that the inclusion of premium grade PKC at 30%-45% into broiler feed shows promising potential as feed source of energy and protein on broiler chicken.  

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Irdayu Hairani. Growth performance of broiler chicken (Gallus domesticus) using Palm Kernel Cake based chicken feed. 30th Veterinary Association of Malaysia (VAM) Congress. 19th-20th October, 2018. Hilton Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.(Abstract of Rapid Oral Presentation).

 

1Irdayu Hairani, 2Sharil Azwan, M.Z., 2Ramlan, M. , 1Sheikh Bukhori, S. G. , 1Nor Haidayah, J.,  1Nur Hayati, M.Y.   1Institute of Poultry Technology, KM 34 Jalan Ramuan China Besar, Masjid Tanah Melaka 2Bahagian Penyelidikan & Inovasi, Ibu Pejabat Perkhidmatan Veterinar, Putrajaya  *Corresponding author: irdayu@dvs.gov.my 


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