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Agricultural Dissertation

EFFECT OF SUBSTITUTING SUNFLOWER SEED CAKE WITH COPRA CAKE ON GROWTH PERFOMANCE AND CARCASS CHARACTERISTICS OF BROILERS -BY- AMINA MOHAMMED MAHMOUD

The experiment to determine the effect of substituting sunflower seed cake with copra cake on growth performance and carcass characteristic of broilers was conducted at Sokoine University of Agriculture. A total of 260 broilers were group fed to five dietary treatments (T1, T2, T3, T4, and T5) containing 0, 15, 30, 45 and 60% of copra cake, respectively from 8-49 days of age. Feed intake was measured daily whereas, live weight changes were measured weekly. After seven weeks; 12 chickens from each treatment were slaughtered to determine carcass yield and carcass characteristics.

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