BROILER PERFORMANCE AT DIFFERENT STOCKING DENSITY

Article Id: ARCC484 | Page : 381 - 384
Citation :- BROILER PERFORMANCE AT DIFFERENT STOCKING DENSITY.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2012.(46):381 - 384
Sarbaswarup Ghosh*, Debasis Majumder1 and Rupak Goswami2 drsarba@rediffmail.com
Address : Agricultural Training Center, Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Narendrapur - 700 103, India

Abstract

Stocking density has critical implications for the broiler industry because higher returns can be obtained as the number of birds per unit space increases, but economic profit may come at the cost of reduced bird performance, health, and welfare if densities are excessive. Present study aimed at determining the optimum spacing density for Cobb-100 broilers in hot, humid area of West Bengal. Average body weight, mortality per cent, Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR), Production index, Profitability index, Total revenue and Net Profit per unit area of floor space were analyzed in broilers corresponding to four spacing density-T1(0.8 sq.ft per bird), T2 (1.0 sq. ft per bird), T3 (1.5 sq. ft per bird) and C (1.2 sq. ft per bird). Average body weight of T3 group was found to be highly significant (p

Keywords

Body weight Broiler Economic parameters Space requirement.

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