American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Fermented Green Vegetable Soybean Meal Increases Dressed Carcass Meat and Bone Weight in Black-Boned Chickens (Fah Luang Chicken, Gallus gallus)

Sukit Khantaprab, Buaream Maneewan, Tonglian Buwjoom, Nattakarn Khantaprab, Kohsyo Yamauchi, Sontaya Niwat, Chamnian Yosraj and Koh-en Yamauchi

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Abstract

To use effectively waste green vegetable soyabean (edamame) and to improve the dressed carcass meat in black-boned chickens (Fah Luang chicken, Gallus gallus), fermented edamame meal was fed to black-boned chickens from 4 to 16 weeks of age. At 4 weeks of age, 20 birds (10 male and 10 female birds) were used to measure the initial weights of dressed carcass meat and each bone part. Another 60 birds were divided into 2 groups with 3 replicates of 10 chickens (5 male and 5 female birds) each. The control group received a basal formula diet only and the experimental group was fed 40 g fermented edamame meal per bird for a period of 30 min before being fed the basal formula diet. The weights of whole body, each dressed carcass muscle part and each bone part increased in the chickens fed fermented edamame meal (p<0.05). The feed cost per Kg body weight gain decreased (p<0.05). Income over feed cost per Kg body weight gain, as well as income over feed cost and strain per bird, increased in the fermented edamame meal group (p<0.05). These facts suggest that the feeding of fermented edamame meal to black-boned chicken induces the chicken’s production due to increase of dressed carcass muscle, cheap feed cost (USD/Kg body weight gain) and high income (USD/bird), suggesting the potential for commercialization of waste edamame meal as a feed ingredient for black-boned chickens.

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© 0000 Sukit Khantaprab, Buaream Maneewan, Tonglian Buwjoom, Nattakarn Khantaprab, Kohsyo Yamauchi, Sontaya Niwat, Chamnian Yosraj and Koh-en Yamauchi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.