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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(10): 1842-1849
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.214


Use of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) Leaf Meal as a Natural Feed Additive on Growth Performance and Economics of Broilers
K. Parade, B. M. Thombre, R. A. Patil, P. V. Padghan,S. Gaikwad and P. B. Meshram*
Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science, College of Agriculture, Latur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

A total of eighty, day old, broiler chicks (Vencobb-430) divided in four treatments of 20 chicks in each treatment with four replication of 5 chicks. The control (T1) group was fed standard broiler ration and T2, T3 and T4 group were provided same standard ration supplemented with 0.5 per cent, 1.00 per cent and 1.5 per cent lemongrass leaf meal, respectively. At the end of 6th week average cumulative body weight (g) in T1, T2, T3 and T4 were 2473.25, 2632.50, 2548.95 and 2635.45 g per birds, respectively. The average cumulative body weight of broiler birds in the treatment groups T4 was significantly (P<0.05) higher as compared to those in T1, T2 and T3 group. The total body weight gain at the end of sixth week is 2426.28, 2585.10, 2501.53 and 2588.23 g per bird in treatments T1, T2, T3 and T4, respectively. The chicks in treatment groups T2, T3 and T4 grew significantly (P<0.05) faster than T1 control group. The total feed consumption at the end of sixth week was 4715.28, 4540.39, 4448.66 and 4400.63 g per bird in treatments T1, T2, T3 and T4, respectively. Control group T1 consume significantly (P<0.05) more feed as compare to T4, T2 and T3 group. Feed conversion ratio from first to sixth week ranged from 1.95 to 1.70 which was significantly (P<0.05) better in T4 (1.70) as compare to T2 (1.75), T3 (1.78) and T1 (1.95) control group. The results from the present study, it could be suggested that the use of LGLM as a feed additive at the level of 1.5 per cent as it proved be significantly better growth performance, feed intake and FCR and increase in cost of broiler production.


Keywords: Growth performance, Feed intake, Feed conversion ratio, Economics
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Parade, A. K., B. M. Thombre, R. A. Patil, P. V. Padghan, B. S. Gaikwad and Meshram, P. B. 2019. Use of Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) Leaf Meal as a Natural Feed Additive on Growth Performance and Economics of Broilers.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(10): 1842-1849. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.810.214