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Original scientific paper

THE EFFECT OF BREWERS DRIED GRAINS SUPPLEMENTED BY ENZYME ON PERFORMANCE OF ISA-BROWN LAYING HENS

Rotimi Olajide ; Department of Animal Science and Production, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Ilesa, Nigeria
Akintunde Olaleye Akinsoyinu ; Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Eustace Iyayi ; Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria
Kolawole Daniel Afolabi ; Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria


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Abstract

This study investigated the effect of dietary inclusion of Brewers Dried Grains (BDG) supplemented with Grandizyme® enzyme as a partial substitute for maize in layers diets. One hundred and twenty Isa-Brown laying hens were randomly allotted to three diets formulated with 0 (control), 10% and 20% BDG, and fed for 12 weeks. There were 4 replicates of 10 birds each in a dietary treatment. Feed mintake, hen day production and net profit generated from the sales of eggs were msignificantly (p<0.05) highest for diet 3. Cost of feed /kg significantly (p<0.05) reduced from N35.50 (€0.17) for diet 1 to N33.69 (€0.16) and N31.38 (€0.15) respectively for diets 2 and 3. Substitution of maize with 20% BDG supplemented with Grandizyme® enzyme resulted in better performance and gave a higher net profit compared with other treatments; and could be adopted to alleviate the problem of high cost of maize.

Keywords

laying hen, brewers dried grains, enzyme supplementation, performance, profitability

Hrčak ID:

104283

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/104283

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