The effects of palm kernel cake utilization in rattion on the body composition of broiler

  • Dady S. N. Fakultas Kedokteran Hewan Universitas Airlangga
  • Romziah S. B. Fakultas Kedokteran Hewan Universitas Airlangga


The experiment was conducted to study the effects of ration containing 0, 25, 50 and 75% of palm kernel cake (PKC) on the body compositiion of broiler.

Results of the experiment showed that ration containing PKC ut to 50% given to the broilers did not have significant influence (p>0.05) on carcas weight. Carcas weight decreased (p < 0.05) when ration containing 75% PKC. Weight of meat and bone decreased (P<0.05) by increasing PKC utilization in ration. Weight of body fat increased when ration containing more than 25% of PKC.

By increasing PKC in the ration, both fiber and Ca contents in ration increased (p<0.05).

Based on the results of the experiment it is recomended that utilization of PKC should be less than 25% in the ration.