Evaluasi Penggunaan Tepung Daun Pisang pada Periode Starter untuk Mendapatkan Pertumbuhan Kompensasi Ayam Broiler
AbstractThe purpose of this experiment was to study the effect of banana leaf meal in diet (0-3 weeks) on compensatory growth of broiler (3-5 weeks). One hundred and twenty day old chick were fed one of three different treatment : P1 used 0 % banana leaf meal from 0-5 weeks (R1), P2 used 5 % banana leaf meal (R2) from 0-3 weeks and R1diet from 3-5 weeks and P3 used 10 % banana leaf meal (R3) from 0-3 weeks and R1 diet from 3-5 weeks. Each of experiment diets contained of 2900 kcal/kg metabolizable energy and 21% crude protein. Completely Randomized Design was used in this experiment. The results showed that feeding with banana leaf meal at 0-3 weeks significantly (P < 0.01) reduced feed intake, and body weight gain (P < 0.05). Recovery periods (3-5 weeks) did not show the compensatory growth because of significantly reduced (P < 0.05) feed intake and body weight gain. Conclusion showed that effect of banana leaf meal in diet (0-3 weeks) on compensatory growth of broiler (3-5 weeks) could not maximize final body weight.
Key words: banana leaf meal, compensatory growth, broiler