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Supplementation strategies for semi-scavenging chickens in Burkina Faso

evaluation of some local feed resources

Pousga, Salimata (2007). Supplementation strategies for semi-scavenging chickens in Burkina Faso. Diss. (sammanfattning/summary) Uppsala : Sveriges lantbruksuniv., Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 1652-6880 ; 2007:116
ISBN 978-91- 85913-15- 2
[Doctoral thesis]

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The objectives of the present study were to estimate the nutritional status of scavenging chickens by crop content analysis and to evaluate some locally available feed ingredients under different management regimes for their potential for confined and semi-scavenging growing pullets and laying hens. The first study showed that the physical composition of the crop contents varied between the two locations and two breeds studied, and the proportions also varied according to seasonal agricultural activities. The chemical composition showed a higher metabolizable energy content in the rainy season and the crude protein content (CP < 12 %) in both areas studied did not meet requirements. The second experiment was carried out on-station with crossbred growing chickens either choice-fed maize and cowpea or given them as a complete mixed feed. Average daily gains were lower for the choice-fed treatments, and providing a vitamin-mineral supplement to the scavenging birds had no effect on performance. It was not economically advantageous to supplement maize and cowpea. In the third experiment, imported fishmeal was replaced by a mixture of local cottonseed cake and bran (wheat-maize) in diets for exotic layers kept under different management systems on-station. Egg production performance, feed conversion and gross margin were higher for the cottonseed cake and bran diet for both the confined and semi-scavenging hens. However, very poor egg production performance was seen for the scavenging only group, implying that supplementation is necessary for egg production. The final study showed CP contents of 23.4, 6.70 and 44.3 % of dry matter (DM), respectively, for traditional beer residue, shea-nut cake and cottonseed cake. True excreta digestibility of DM and the most limiting amino acids in the beer residue and cottonseed cake was high (> 90 %), indicating that these by-products are potentially useful protein supplements. However, more studies should be done, particularly with shea-nut cake, on the improvement of palatability, the optimum level of inclusion in the diets, and the nutritional availability for chickens, of these processed feedstuffs.

Authors/Creators:Pousga, Salimata
Title:Supplementation strategies for semi-scavenging chickens in Burkina Faso
Subtitle:evaluation of some local feed resources
Series Name/Journal:Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae
Year of publishing :November 2007
Number of Pages:67
ALLI. S. Pousga, H. Boly, J.E. Lindberg and B. Ogle. 2005. Scavenging Pullets in Burkina Faso: Effect of Season, Location and Breed on Feed and Nutrient Intake. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 37 / 2005, pp. 623-634. II. S. Pousga, H. Boly, J.E. Lindberg and B. Ogle. 2006. Effect of supplementation on feed intake and performance of confined and scavenging crossbred growing chickens in Burkina Faso. Tropical Animal Health and Production, 38 / 2006, pp. 323-331. III. S. Pousga, H. Boly, J.E. Lindberg and B. Ogle. 2007. Effect of supplements based on fishmeal or cottonseed cake and management system on the performance and economic efficiency of exotic hens in Burkina Faso. African Journal of Agricultural Research, 2 / 2007, pp. 496-504. IV. S. Pousga, H. Boly, J.E. Lindberg and B. Ogle. 2007. Evaluation of Traditional Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) Beer Residue, Shea-Nut (Vitellaria paradoxa) Cake and Cottonseed (Gossypium Spp) Cake for Poultry in Burkina Faso: Availability and Amino Acid Digestibility. International Journal of Poultry Science 6 / 2007, pp. 666-672.
Place of Publication:Uppsala
ISBN for printed version:978-91- 85913-15- 2
Publication Type:Doctoral thesis
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:L Animal production > L73 Animal diseases
E Economics, development, and rural sociology > E21 Agro-industry
Subjects:Not in use, please see Agris categories
Agrovoc terms:chickens, layer chickens, feed resources, supplementary feeding, nutrient intake, fish meal, maize, cottonseed meal, shea nuts, digestibility, seasonal variation, amino acids, burkina faso
Keywords:Amino acids, Burkina Faso, Choice feeding, Cottonseed cake, Cowpea, Crop contents, Digestibility, Fishmeal, Maize, Nutritional status, Scavenging chickens, Shea-nut cake, Sorghum beer residue.
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ID Code:1628
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management
Deposited By: Salimata Pousga
Deposited On:15 Nov 2007 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:13

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