Pinto peanut Meal: Its Potential as Dietary Supplement for Philippine Mallard Ducks

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Pinto peanut Meal: Its Potential as Dietary Supplement for Philippine Mallard Ducks

Keiven Mark B. Ampode, Snowie Jane C. Galgo, Irene Grace C. Lapurga
Int. J. Biosci.16( 5), 319-326, May 2020.
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The use of leguminous species as feed supplements is now recognized in poultry and farm animals. A study on the graded levels of pinto peanut meal enriched in duck ration was conducted to evaluate the potential of Pinto peanut meal on the production performance of Philippine Mallard Ducks. A total of 64 female Itik Pinas Kayumanggi were used as experimental animals. Birds were randomly distributed into four dietary treatments with T1 (0%), T2 (5%), T3 (10%) and T4 (15%) inclusion of Pinto peanut meal replicated four times with four birds every replication. The parameters considered in the study were average body weight gain, average daily gain, voluntary feed intake, feed conversion ratio, and return above feed and chick cost. Data gathered were subjected to One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) in Completely Randomized Design using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) version 17.0 software. Results showed no significant differences (p>0.05) in all parameters of the study. However, results revealed that the inclusion of 15% pinto peanut meal in the duck ration can improve growth and disclosed a bright prospect for mallard ducks.


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