POSSIBILITY OF USING SOME LOCAL FEED MATERIAL FOR FATTENING BROILERS INSTEAD OF IMPORTED FEED IN YEMEN
AHMED, N., AL-MULSI
The experiments were conducted with the aim to determine the nutritive value of local feedstuffs used in feeding broiler chickens. In the diet sorghum, millet, cake extracted meal were used. The birds were kept on deep litter. Feed and water were supplied ad libitum throughout the experimental period. The chickens were divided into 5 groups and weighed regularly every week. The best feed conversion was found in control birds receiving control feed while the feed consumption in the other birds receiving the local feedstuff s with fish meal was very poor. Lower weight gain was observed in experimental birds in comparison with the control. Group of birds fed on amino acid and vitamin supplemented ration were better in feed efficiency (p-0.05) than those fed by local feedstuff s only. High mortality occurred in G5 birds fed by local feedstuff s. It may be concluded that the birds fed on local feedstuff s may be supplemented to a certain extent by fish meal but the desired results cannot still be achhie-ved.
Broilers, local feedstuffs, feed conversion, Yemen.