International Journal of
Livestock Production

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Livest. Prod.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2448
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLP
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 268

Article in Press

Selected vegetable and fruit wastes for poultry feed: Review

Melkamu Bezabih

  •  Received: 14 December 2018
  •  Accepted: 24 April 2019
This review was done to assess some selected vegetable and fruit wastes used as poultry feed and indicate the inclusion rate of them in poultry ration. Among vegetable wastes, culled carrots at 4% and carrot tops up to 15% inclusion level improved yolk colour. Dried tomato pomace and tomato seed could be incorporated in poultry rations at the level of 20% and 15% respectively, without any adverse effect. Cooked potatoes and sweet potatoes meal up to 40%; and peeled sweet potatoes up to 15% can be used for poultry ration. Cabbage waste can be included up to 50% in layers ration. Among fruit wastes, the dried apple and apple pomace can replace maize by 10-20% in broiler ration. Dried banana leaves replacing up to 10% of a standard conventional diet. Dried banana peels can be included from 7.5% to 10% in broiler diets. Up to 10% citrus pulp can be included in laying hens. Mango kernel meal can replace up to 60% of maize in broiler finisher diets. Less than 15% pineapple bran and less amount of avocado meal can be included in poultry ration. Therefore, vegetable and fruit wastes can be included in poultry ration after appropriate processing to reduce feed cost and environmental pollution for maximum return

Keywords: Fruit waste, Poultry, Ration, Vegetable waste