Vol - 17, Issue - 04
About the Journal
Download [This article belongs to Volume - 17, Issue - 04]
Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (JASAE)
Journal ID : JASAE-19-04-2021-75
Total View : 327

Abstract : The study evaluated the effects of different levels of fresh vermi (Eisenia foetida) in broilers chicken growth and profitability in total confinement management systems. Sixty-one-day-old broiler chickens were tested in Completely Randomized Design of four treatments with three replications: T1 - Commercial Feeds (PCF), T2 (2 % Fresh Vermi (FV) + 98 % Commercial Feeds (CF)), T3 (3 % FV + 97 % CF), and T4 (5 % FV + 95 % CF). Results reported that water consumption and feed consumption was not significantly difference, T3 was lower with 3 % FV, while the feed consumption was lower in T4 with 5 % FV. The average weight gain, dressing percentage, feed conversion ratio was similar in value; T1 was comparable with T4 in terms of weight gain and feed conversion ratio but was not significantly different in all treatments. The supplementation of FV at higher concentrations produced higher carcass weight was significantly difference. Considering the average dressing percentage, there was no significant difference observed, however, birds fed with 5 % FV had the highest dressing percentage (82.71 %) and higher average carcass weight (1.92 kg). Finally, treatment 4 had the highest average carcass weight with a comparable revenue with other treatments, however, the same with other treatments incurred higher production cost, so the Return of Investment was negative.

Our Certificates
Certificates
Certificates
Certificates
Certificates
Certificates
Certificates
Certificates
Certificates
Certificates
Certificates
Certificates