International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 7, Part C (2018)
Effects of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) inclussion on the utilization of cassava peel meal in cockerel diets
This work determines the effect of Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) inclusion on the Utilization of cassava peal meal in Cockerel diets. Ninety six (96) white cockerel chicks were used for the study which lasted for twelve (12) weeks. The chicks were kept on commercial chicks' starter diet for the first four weeks of age before they were subjected to the treatment diets. The chicks were randomly assigned to six dietary treatments identified as C0Y0, C1Y0. C1Y1 and C2Y1 (containing 0%CPM and 0%yeast,11%CPM and 0%yeast, 22%CPM and 0%yeast, 0%CPM and 0.3%yeast,11%CPM/ and 0.3%yeast, 22%CPM and 0.3%yeast respectively). Data were obtained for weekly feed intake; weekly weight gain; weekly feed efficiency and final body weights. The results revealed that there were no significant differences (P> 0 05) in the final body weight and weekly weight gain for all the treatments. However there were significant differences (P<0.05) in feed intake and feed efficiencies with increasing levels of both CPM and YEAST. The effect of the interaction of CPM * YEAST on these two parameters was highly significant (P<0.05) especially in the combination C2Y, followed by C2Y0. Economic analysis revealed that CPM inclusion reduced the cost of production and gave comparable net returns with the control diet. Yeast inclusion, however added to the cost of production and gave lower net returns. The study thus demonstrated that CPM could replace maize for up to 11% in chicks' starter without adverse effects. Furthermore, yeast powder can be useful in stimulating voluntary feed Intake in stressed animals. Good feeding enhances quick recovery from stressed or diseased conditions.
How to cite this article:
Egbuhelu CO, Ibekwe HA. Effects of yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) inclussion on the utilization of cassava peel meal in cockerel diets. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(7):134-140.