Year : 2018, Volume : 1, Issue : 1
First page : (33) Last page : (39)
Print ISSN : AF. Online ISSN : AF
Poultry carcass meal as an unconventional protein source in
feeding of goat kids
Kotresh Prasad C¹, John Abraham², Barman D¹, Mahanthesh M T¹,Girish Panchbhai¹, Maneesh Ahirwar¹
²Assistant Professor, Department of Livestock Production and Management
College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pookode, Wayanad, Kerala
¹Ph.D. Scholars, National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal – 132001 (Haryana)
Online published on 02 Feb, 2019.
Creep feeding may not always be economical in kids, especially on farms where high quality and
quantity of forage is available. It is, therefore, important to pay close attention to feed price, weight gains
and the market value of the additional weight gained. The prices of conventional feed ingredients are
increasing at the same time the vast availability of crop residues and un-conventional feed ingredients
can be used for formulating economic ration without adversely affecting health and productivity of
livestock. The animal protein meal which is commonly incorporated in the feeds of livestock includes
meat meal made from poultry, cattle and sheep carcasses and blood meal. Poultry carcass meal is a
sterile and economic unconventional feed source, which can be incorporated in the feed of ruminants
replacing costly conventional protein sources. Carcass meal feeding can be recommended to improve
the body weight gains of Malabari kids during the pre-weaning period without any ill effects on health.
Poultry carcass meal, goat feeding.