ISSN: 0041-3216 (Online), 0041-3216 (Print)
Volume 63 Number 3
Effect of feeding millet, maize and sorghum grains on performance, carcase yield and chemical composition of broiler meat
Millet used as a cereal source of energy for broilers resulted in a slightly lower food intake, liveweight gain and food conversion efficiency than with maize, but was superior to sorghum. Final body weight, cold eviscerated carcase weight and dressing percentage were significantly (P < 0.05) higher with millet and maize feeding than sorghum. Skin pigmentation was lower in birds fed millet compared with those fed maize, but sorghum resulted in the lowest degree of yellow pigmentation of skin.
Keywords: Millet; Maize; Sorghum; Broiler performance