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Table 1 Diet compositions for the experiment

From: Cashew reject meal in diets of laying chickens: nutritional and economic suitability

  Control Defatted cashew reject meal Full fat cashew reject meal
Composition,% 0% 50% 75% 100% 25% 37.5% 50%
Maize 40.00 40.00 40.00 40.00 40.00 40.00 40.00
Groundnut cake 22.00 11.00 5.50 0.00 16.50 13.75 11.00
Corn bran 20.00 20.00 20.00 20.00 14.80 12.25 9.60
Palm kernel cake 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00
Bone meal 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00
Oystershell 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.00
Fish meal 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00
Lysine 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
Methionine 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
Salt 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
1Premix 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25
DCRM - 11 16.5 22 - - -
FCRM - - - - 10.7 16.0 21.4
Total 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00
Calculated analysis, %
Crude Protein 17.50 16.75 16.40 16.00 17.05 16.75 16.45
Crude Fat 3.35 4.10 4.30 4.50 4.98 5.20 5.40
Crude Fibre 6.54 6.45 6.40 6.38 6.48 6.46 6.44
Metabolizable Energy, kcal/kg 2722 2768 2775 2782 2778 2806 2835
  1. O- Oyster shell, DCRM- Defatted cashew reject meal, FCRM- Full fat cashew reject meal. 1Premix contain the following per kg diet: Vitamins A, 10,000 IU; D3,3,000 IU; E 8.0U; K, 2.0 mg; B6, 1.2 mg; B12, 0.12 mg; Niacin, 1.0 mg; Pantothenic acid, 7.0 mg; Folic acid, 0.6 mg; Choline, chloride, 500 mg; Minerals: Fe, 60 mg; Mn, 80 mg Mg, 100 mg; Cu, 8.0 mg; Zn, 50 mg; Co, 0.45 mg; I, 2.0 mg; Se, 0.1 mg.