Effect of graded replacement of maize by paddy on carcass quality traits of broilers
Rahul Sharma, RPS Baghel, Shivangi Sharma, Sunil Nayak and RK Mishra
This experiment was planned to evaluate the effect of graded replacement of maize by paddy on the carcass quality traits of broilers. In this experiment 108 day old chicks were randomly distributed into 06 dietary treatments where treatment one (T1) acted as control. The control diet contained 2800Kcal ME/kg and 22% CP and remaining 05 treatments, T2, T3, T4, T5 and T6 were formulated using 20, 40, 60, 80 and 100% paddy, respectively, replacing maize in the diet. Use of graded levels of paddy replacing maize produced significant effect on carcass traits of broilers. Maximum and significantly (p<0.05) higher dressed weight (%) was observed in groups contained 40, 60 and 80% paddy instead of maize. While, maximum eviscerated and drawn weight (%) was observed in the groups with 40 and 60% paddy replacing maize. No specific trend was recorded in organs weights of broilers. Most of the processing losses (Blood, head, shank & wing tips as well as total losses) were minimum in broilers assigned control diet.
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Rahul Sharma, RPS Baghel, Shivangi Sharma, Sunil Nayak, RK Mishra. Effect of graded replacement of maize by paddy on carcass quality traits of broilers. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(1):440-443.