Effect on Broilers Fed with Diets Containing Sunflower Meal Supplemented with Protease
D. N. Desai A. S. Ranade P. E. Avari
Vol 8(5), 196-204
A trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of protease supplementation in diets with sunflower meal replacing soybean meal protein at different levels on the performance of broilers. 480 broilers of Cobb 400 strain were divided into eight groups of 60 chicks each with each group having six replicates of ten chicks. Group A was control with corn-soybean based diet. Groups C, E and G received diets with sunflower meal replacing soybean meal protein at 5, 10 and 15% levels. Groups B, D, F and H received diets similar to groups A, C, E and G supplemented with protease enzyme @ 200 g/T. Protease helped birds in recording better live weight, feed conversion ratio and considerably higher profit margins when the birds were fed with the corn-soybean based diet. The birds receiving diet with sunflower meal replacing soybean meal protein at 15% level, when supplemented with protease recorded better feed conversion ratio and higher profit margins as compared to its non-supplemented counterpart. Hence, it can be concluded that the supplementation of protease enzyme @ 200 g/T is helpful for recording better production performance and higher profit margins in broilers receiving the corn-soybean based diets and diet with the sunflower meal replacing soybean meal protein at 15% level.
Keywords : Broilers Enzyme Sunflower Meal Protease
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