International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 287

Article in Press

Performance of Three Broiler Strains Fed Standard Feed

Sudik SD

  •  Received: 11 July 2019
  •  Accepted: 12 March 2020
A six weeks experiment was conducted to determine the growth performance, feed intake and slaughter characteristics of three broiler strains fed standard feed. Fifty (50) day-old-chicks each of Arbor Acres Farm Support, Arbor Acres Grinphield and Marshall Grinphield were used. Each strain was randomly allotted into 5 replicates and each replicate had 10 birds. The design used was a completely randomized design. Feed and drinking water were provided ad libitum. Total weight gain, daily weight gain, total feed intake, daily feed intake and feed conversion ratio were not significantly (p>0.05) affected by strain. However, high mortality was recorded which was attributed to ineffective management. Also, dressed weight and organs weight were not significantly (p>0.05) affected. It was concluded that for birds to express their genetic potentials, good husbandry practice must be adopt and basic infrastructure must be put in place.

Keywords: Broiler strain, Standard feed, Growth performance, Feed intake, Carcass, Organs weight