Effect of varying levels of Moringa as replacement for Soya-bean meal in broiler ration

Mariam Al-Bahouh, Afaf Al-Nasser, Faten Khalil, Gehan Ragheb, Mohammed N. Boareki

Abstract


this experiment was conducted to assess the effect of adding various levels of Moringa on broiler performacne, and to conduct an economic impact analysis for the feed alternative. a totla of 80 broilers were randomly allocated into four dietary treatments as follows: C (Control), M10% (10% Moringa), M20% (20% Moringa), and M40% (40% Moringa). Moringa contained crude protein 25.15%, fat 6.49%, crude fiber 8.86% and ash content 9.81% dry matter. During d 0 to 35, the overall effect on broiers fed the diet supplemented with 10% Moringa result in acceptable final body weight, body weight gain and high quality carcass. inclusion of Moringa in the diet did not cause any mortality in the tentative birds. furthermore, it was noticed that the inclusion of more Moringa in the diet led to reduction in the average feed cost, but with no economic gain due to the reduction in the body weight. it can concluded that 10% or more of Moringa should not be used in the broiler diet due to its adverse effect on the performance that overcome the benefits obtained from cheper feed cost.

Keywords


Broilers; Economic impact; Moringa; Performance; Proximate analysis.

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