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Effects Of Dietary Supplementation With Sheep Fat On Broilers Performance And Feed Utilization

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Badea Ali Gaafer, Mohamed Tag Eldin Ibrahim, Omer Massaad Elbashier



Broilers, Mortality, Energy utilization, Carcass weight, Lysine efficiency.



This study was performed to investigate the effect of inclusion of 3% sheep fat on broiler performance including: Feed consumption, live body weight, body weight gain, feed conversion ratio, water consumption, carcass characteristics, mortality, protein efficiency ratio, lysine efficiency ratio, efficiency of energy utilization, , relative water consumption٫ production efficiency factor. Two hundreds; unsexed broiler chicks, 28 day-old (Ross 308) were used. The Chicks were randomly distributed into 2 treatments experimental groups, designated T1, and T2, each group has 4 replicates of 25 chicks. Birds were fed experimental diets for 3 weeks. They were fed finisher diets from 29 to 49 day old, in which sheep fat was added to the iso-calaric and iso-nitrogenous diet T1 0% (Control group), T2 3% in each experimental. High significant differences (p<0.01) were observed between groups T1 and T2, in live body weight, body weight gain, carcass weight٫ water consumption٫ feed conversion ratio٫ factor. No significant different were found in feed consumption, Therefore٫it is concluded that adding sheep fat based diets improved broiler performance.



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