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CABRAL, Clovis P  y  MELO, Henio N.S. Dry Sugar Cane (Saccharum officinarum) Molasses for Feeding Broilers in Different Growth Phases. Inf. tecnol. [online]. 2006, vol.17, n.6, pp.85-96. ISSN 0718-0764.

This study analyzed the effects of adding dry sugar cane molasses (MC) to the feed of broiler chickens, and determining the  economic feasibility of use of this type of diet; 240 male Ross race broiler chickens, one day in age, were utilized in this study. The experimental design was randomized with 6 treatments and 6 replicates per treatment, each one of which included 10 birds. The treatments included 6 feed types (T1-T6) in the initial step (1-21 days) and 6 diets (T1-T6) in the final step (22-42 days) with substitution of corn meal by dry MC at increasing levels of 0, 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25%. All the birds received water and food ad libitum during the whole growth step; the diets were iso‑proteic and iso-caloric. The analysis of variance both at 21 days and at 42 days of age of the chickens showed significant differences (P<0,01) in the average increase weights of the birds, in their average food consumption, and in mean food conversion . The results showed that it was possible to use up to 15% MC in broiler feed, obtaining an improved economic return over the conventional diet

Palabras clave : poultry nutrition; sugar cane molasses; alternate feed; clean production.

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