Effect of supplementing feed grade L-methionine in plant sourced diet on the performance of broiler chicken

Authors

  • T Mahmud Department of Dairy & Poultry Science, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh
  • MA Hossain Department of Dairy & Poultry Science, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh
  • MJ Uddin Department of Dairy & Poultry Science, Chattogram Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Khulshi, Chattogram-4225, Bangladesh
  • I Jahan Department of Botany, University of Chittagong, Chittagong-4331, Bangladesh
  • MH Ahmad Remount Veterinary & Farm Corps, Bangladesh Army, Jashore, Bangladesh
  • MM Hossain Quality Control Lab, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjlr.v27i1.55165

Keywords:

Growth, carcass characteristics, viability, L-Met, profitability, broiler chicken

Abstract

The study was conducted to investigate the productivity and profitability of broiler on L-methionine supplemented diet. A total of 160 day-old broiler chicks (Cobb 500) was randomly distributed to four dietary supplements, D0 (Control), D1 (0.30 % L-Met), D2 (0.35 % L- Met) and D3 (0.40 % L- Met). Each treatment was replicated five times with 8 birds per cage. The chicks were reared in the battery cages while they were fed with broiler starter diet (crumble) until Day14 of age. The birds with fed with L-Met supplemented diets starting from Day15 until Day35 of age All the diets were iso-caloric and iso-nitrogenous.. Results revealed that the L-Met supplementations were in favor of higher live weight (LW) and better (p<0.05) feed conversion ratio without affecting the feed intake (FI). The D3 diet resulted higher (p<0.01) LW in the birds than all others on Day35 of age. The livability (%) was unaffected (p>0.05) by the dietary supplements. No significant (p>0.05) difference was observed in the relative weights of visceral organs (small intestine, proventriculus, gizzard, liver and heart) except for the spleen. Relatively increased (p<0.05) spleen weight (%) was observed in the D3 diet. The breast weight (%) was increased marginally (p<0.07) in the D3 group, while the other carcass parts; breast weight, thigh weight, wing weight, shank weight, drumstick weight, neck weight, and abdominal fat content were found to be similar (p>0.05) in the dietary groups. Higher profit (p<0.01) and lower production cost (p<0.05) were observed in the D3 group than that of the others. It can be inferred that 0.40% L-Met supplementation in the broiler diet is better for growth performance and profitability.

Bang. J. Livs. Res. Vol. 27 (1&2), 2020: P. 1-14

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2021-11-06

How to Cite

Mahmud, T., Hossain, M., Uddin, M., Jahan, I., Ahmad, M., & Hossain, M. (2021). Effect of supplementing feed grade L-methionine in plant sourced diet on the performance of broiler chicken. Bangladesh Journal of Livestock Research, 27(1), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjlr.v27i1.55165

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