Journal of Oil Palm Research Vol. 32 (2) June 2020, p. 313-325 WAN NOORAIDA, W M* and ABIDAH, M N*
Published Online: 28 April 2020
This study was conducted to determine the effects of three different oil palm lipid sources originated from various extraction and refining processes on broiler performance and feed quality. Based on a completely randomised design, a total of 825 one-day old mixed sex broiler chicks (Cobb500) were randomly assigned to one of the 11 treatments with three replicates of 25 chicks per replicate. The treatments were: T1-T3: 4% crude palm oil (CPO), palm fatty acid distillates (PFAD), Malaysian Palm Oil Board-High Energy (MPOBHIE), respectively; T4-T6: 6% CPO, PFAD, MPOB-HIE, respectively; T7-T9: 8% CPO, PFAD, MPOBHIE, respectively; T10: control and T11: commercial feed. Addition of CPO at 4% resulted in good broiler performances in terms of weight gain, feed intake, feed conversion ratio and carcass traits compared to other treatment groups. The addition of 4%, 6% and 8% palm-based oils and fats in the broiler finisher feed met all the nutrient requirements for Cobb500 broilers and did not affect the physical quality including fines percentage (<5%) and pellet durability index (>90%). The results showed that the supplementation of oil palm lipid sources in broiler diet positively supported the growth performance and carcass traits with good chemical and physical quality of feed pellet.KEYWORDS:
* Malaysian Palm Oil Board,
6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi,
43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.