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Table 4 Effect of dietary potato meal on growth performance and meat yields of broiler

From: Use of potato as carbohydrate source in poultry ration

Parameter Potato content (%) Level of significance
0 20 25 30
Body weight (g/broiler) 1247.88a 1033.33c 1013.96d 1106.25b **
Body weight gain (g/broiler) 923.47a 719.54c 692.85d 787.58b **
Feed intake (g/broiler) 2050.46d 2096.06c 2172.56b 2228.92a **
FCR 2.41b 2.91a 3.15a 2.83a 0.0039**
Survivability (%) 100 100 100 100 NS
Body weight (g/broiler) of slaughtered bird 1293.85a 1057.60c 1021.28c 1142.33b **
Thigh weight 10.50a 9.09b 9.88ab 9.44ab 0.111
Drumstick weight 8.51 8.13 8.38 8.80 0.745
Wing weight 7.98 7.73 7.87 8.08 0.804
Breast weight 9.40 9.04 9.63 8.96 0.2050
Abdominal fat 0.84a 0.18c 0.30b 0.18c **
Dressing 61.01ab 56.09b 62.69a 59.16ab 0.0690
  1. a,b,c,dMeans within a row with different superscripts are significantly different (P < 0.01)
  2. NS non-significant, g gram
  3. ** P < 0.01, significant at 1% level