Journal ID : AMA-27-11-2022-11843
[This article belongs to Volume - 53, Issue - 11]
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Title : Evaluation of Eri silkworm (Samia ricini) pupae as substitution for broiler diet

Abstract :

Eri silkworm (samia ricini) pupae is a waste product from the ericulture. The proximate analysis of Eri pupae showed maximum crude protein, crude fiber, ash content and moisture content were recorded 55.21 per cent, 3.85 per cent, 3.23 per cent and 9.51 per cent, respectively. Use of Eri pupal powder as a substitute in broiler diets showed significant higher body weight and weight gain of broiler at 35 per cent substitution (2022.37 and 1985.80g) followed by 45 per cent substitution (1980.08 and 1974.62 g) and least in control diet (1969.00 and 865.44g). Feed consumption was found maximum in 35 per cent substitution (4221.22 g) followed by 45 per cent substitution (4179.26 g) and lowest in control diet (4047 g).

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