Effect of partial replacement of maize with casava (Manihot esculent Crantz) on meat yield of broilers
S.K. SAHOO, C.M. MAHAPATRA, B.K. PANDA, S.K. NASKAR, M.K. PADHI AND S.C. GIRI
CARI, Regional Centre
Bhubaneswar -751 003, Orissa
An experiment was conducted replacing maize at 20 and 40% level with whole (T 2, T 3) and peeled cassava (T 4, T 5) meals in the broiler diet for a period of 6 weeks. Meat yield of these groups were determined and compared with the Control (T 1). Live weight of the experiment groups varied from 1400 to 1624g with a slightly higher body weight in T 4 and T 5 groups. Eviscerated and giblet yields were from 67.8 to 71.1% and from 2.7 to 5.2% with control at 69% and 4.4%, respectively. Ready-to-cook yield was in the range of 72 to 74.8% with control group at 73.6%. However, none of the experimental groups differed significantly between them (T 2 to T 5) or from control (T 1) for the above parameters. Cut-up yield followed the same trend with prime cuts of breast and legs around 25% and 30%, respectively. Sensory evaluation of the meat did not differ between the experimental groups in any of the organoleptic attributes indicating no change in their quality and acceptability.