Authors : M.H. Hossain , M.S.A. Biswas , A.J. Sikder , A. K. Sarkar and M.A.R.Howlider
Abstract: Commercial broiler production has become a specialized and speedy poultry operation during the recent years all over the world. A total of 144 day old straight run strabro broiler chicks were fed ad libitum up to 42 days of age on 3 different iso-nitrogenous and iso-energetic diets formed by replacing dietary fish meal (FM) by broiler offal (BO); T1 (8% FM+0% BO), T2 (4% FM+4% BO) and T3 (0% FM+ 8% BO) to have its effect on performance of broilers. The growth rate, feed intake, feed conversion, survivability and profitability increased almost linearly on increasing level of dietary BO. Replacing FM by BO did not affect survivability of broiler. As costly FM was replaced by cheaper BO on increasing dietary levels of BO, the performance and profitability were increased up to 8%. It was suggested to replace costly FM completely by cheaper BO in broiler diet leading for increased profitability provided easy and economic processing of BO could be practiced.
M.H. Hossain , M.S.A. Biswas , A.J. Sikder , A. K. Sarkar and M.A.R.Howlider , 2004. Performance of Broilers by Replacing Fish Meal with Broiler Offal at Different Ages . Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 3: 28-31.