Maggot as an alternative protein supplement on the growth of broilers.

Show simple item record Nakakeeto, Hope Caroline 2022-09-17T13:10:21Z 2022-09-17T13:10:21Z 2019-01
dc.identifier.citation Nakakeeto, H. C.(2019). Maggot as an alternative protein supplement on the growth of broilers. Busitema University. Unpublished dissertation. en_US
dc.description.abstract This research was about maggots as an alternative protein supplement it was conducted from Nakasongola town council 80 km away from Kampala city it was an experimental research which lasted for 4 weeks from. 5th /06/2019-3rd /07/2019 With two treatments of feeds maggots and fish meal where maggots were fed to broilers in-percentages of l00%, 70% and 50% then fish meal was the control broilers which was 100%. the main objectives of this experiment was to determine the weight gain of broilers supplemented with alternative protein supplement maggots and the specific objectives was to assess the possibility of maggots as a protein supplement and to assess the palatability of maggot to. broilers. The experiment was successfully conducted where weight gain could be measured on the daily basis for all the groups and the weight recorded on a-daily basis and also feed intake measurements were done daily observations of whether maggots are palatable to broilers was also done on a daily basis for the consecutive 2 weeks of the experiment. From the findings it was evident that weight gain varied between the percentages of the groups and the control groups where group that were fed on maggots 100% gave a higher difference on weight gain compared to the control group and other groups of the experiment 70% of maggot meal did not show any significant difference from the control group and 10.0.%maggot meal but there a significant difference between group fed on 70% and 50% where 70% showed high weight gain done group of 50%; throughout-the whole experiment 50.% maggot meal had the lowest records on the weight gain. meaning that there was no significant difference between the control and 50% maggot meal. On palatability all the groups had varying levels of feed intake but there was no significant differences recorded this is because all the feeds given was palatable. According to my observation I assessed the possibility of maggots as an alternative protein supplement because all the feed could be consumed. In conclusion therefore maggot meal can be supplemented to broilers in different percentages but 100% can work best without any effect on weight gain as stated in other journals of (Ayizanga & Anankware,2018), (Hf,Ka,& Ndamukong,2019). en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Dr. Etiang Patrick, Busitema University. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Busitema University en_US
dc.subject Maggots en_US
dc.subject Food supplements en_US
dc.subject Poultry production en_US
dc.subject Broilers en_US
dc.subject Commercial farming en_US
dc.title Maggot as an alternative protein supplement on the growth of broilers. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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