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Economics of Inclusion of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) and Ginger (Zingiber of cinale) in Broiler Feeds

S.A. Jadhav, S.M. Bhalerao, A.V. Khanvilkar, S.D. Changan and L.A. Pangaonkar

Department of Animal Nutrition, Krantisingh Nana Patil College of Veterinary Science, MAFSU, Shirwal-412801, Dist-Satara, Maharashtra

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal October 2019 : 96 (10) - pages 23 to 25
(Received: April, 2019, Accepted: May, 2019)


An experiment was carried out on 240, day-old broiler chicks for a period of six weeks. The chicks were divided randomly into four treatment groups having three replicates of 20 birds each. The four treatments were viz. control group (T0), 0.50 % turmeric powder (T1), 0.50 % ginger powder (T2) and combination of turmeric and ginger powder at the level of 0.50 % each (T3). All the standard managemental practices were followed during the trial period. The experimental feed was fed in three phases as pre-starter, starter and nisher. The economics of broiler production was calculated by considering feed cost and net production cost per bird. The pro t was calculated by subtracting the cost of production per bird from sale price of birds on live body weight basis. The pro t per kg live body weight was found to be Rs. 19.09, Rs.21.99, Rs.17.72 and Rs.16.00 in T0, T1, T2 and T3 groups, respectively. The birds in T1 group having 0.5% supplementation of turmeric powder resulted in more pro t than control and other groups

Key Words: Broiler birds, Turmeric supplementation, Economics

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