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Sudik et al

Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Vol. 10(3), pp. 152-156, 2020

ISSN: 2276-7770

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Performance of Commercial Broiler Strains Common in Jos, Nigeria

 

 

1Sudik, S.D.; Wumnokol, D.P.; 2Gofwan, G.P.; 2Dastu, A.J.; 2Machido, H.; 2Magaji, S.T.; 2Yibis, G.G.

 

 

1Department of Animal Science, Federal University Gashua, Yobe State, Nigeria

2Department of Animal Health and Production, Plateau State College of Agriculture, Garkawa, Nigeria

 

 

ARTICLE INFO

ABSTRACT

 

Article No.:081320099

Type: Research

 

 

A six weeks experiment was conducted to determine the performance of three strains of broilers fed commercial feed. The broilers strains used were Arbor Acres Farm Support, Arbor Acres Grinphield and Marshall Grinphield and fifty day-old each were purchased from their respective Distributors in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. They were randomly distributed into 5 replicates and each replicate had 10 birds. The design used was a completely randomized design. The commercial feed (Vital Feed produced by Grand Cereals Company Ltd, Jos) and 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. Also, hematological parameters, carcass and organs’ weights were not significantly (P>0.05) affected. It may be concluded that Arbor Acres Farm Support, Arbor Acres Grinphield and Marshall Grinphield expresses similar genetic potential when fed with the same feed. Therefore, these three broiler strain are recommended for farmers.

 

Accepted:  14/08/2020

Published: 12/09/2020

 

*Corresponding Author

David Sudik

E-mail: davidsudik@ yahoo. com

Phone: +2348065633451

 

Keywords:

Arbor Acres; Marshall; Mortality; Organs’ weight; Performance; Vital feed

 

 

 

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Cite this Article: Sudik, SD; Wumnokol, DP; Gofwan, GP; Dastu, AJ; Machido, H; Magaji, ST; Yibis, GG (2020). Performance of Commercial Broiler Strains Common in Jos, Nigeria. Greener Journal of Agricultural Sciences 10(3): 152-156.

 


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