Economics of Production of Broiler Chickens Fed Cassava Peel Leaf Meal (Ratio 9:1) Mix as Replacement for Maize


Authors : Janet Chinwe Olowoyeye

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 3 - March

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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6392248

This study examined the replacement value of maize using varying levels of cassava peel-leaf meal mixed in the ratio of 9:1 on the economic indicators. Three hundred (300) day old Marshall breed birds replicated5 times in a completely randomized design, 10 birds per replicate were allocated to one of six dietary treatments and maintained for 42 days.Both the growth parameters and the Cost-Return analysis were determined to find out the profitability of the test diets as compared to the control diet. Results show that the Total Costs (TC) decreased from 899.18 in the control diet to 844.31 in diet 6. The Gross Margin was found to decrease from 699.68 in diet 1 to 402.55 in diet 6 while the values of 0.80 in diet 1 to 0.49 in diet 6 was computed as returns per naira invested in the enterprise

Keywords : Economics, Production, Broiler Chickens, Cassava Peel-leaf meal.

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