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Carneiro et al., 2009. Ciência Anim. Bras., 10 (1): 40-47

Document reference 
Carneiro, A. P. M.; Pascoal, L. A. F.; Watanabe, P. H.; Santos, I. B.; Lopes, J. M.; Arruda, J. C. B., 2009. Babassu meal in finishing broiler fodder: performance, carcass yield and economical evaluation. Ciência Anim. Bras., 10 (1): 40-47
Alternative title 

Farelo de babaçu em rações para frangos de corte na fase final: desempenho, rendimento de carcaça e avaliação econômica

Abstract 

The experiment was carried out to evaluate the effect of different levels of babassu meal inclusion (0, 3, 6, 9 and 12%) in diets with corn and soybean meal for broilers of 21 to 42 days of age on the productive performance, carcass yield and economic evaluation. 300 Hubbard lineage broilers (both genders) were accommodate and distributed in completely randomized design with five treatments (0, 3, 6 and 9 and 12%) and five replicates of 12 animals (6 of each gender) for experimental unit. The inclusion of up to 12% of babassu meal in the diets did not decrease the performance variables (ration consumption, weight daily gain and feed conversion), neither affecting the weight at 42 days of age and the carcass yield (P>0.05). However, the gross and net incomes reflect the use of babassu meal can be advantageous in periods when corn and soybean meal prices were high, including in up to 6% in broilers’ diets of the 21 to 42 days of age.

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Carneiro et al., 2009