The Effect of Supplemented Pellet Binders in Broiler Compound Diets on Fattening Performance and Pellet Quality Criteria

Songul Senturklu, Murat Zincirlioglu


This study aimed at examining the effects of some pellet binders used in broiler compound feeds on pellet quality and broiler performance. The research was organized in two stages, namely biological experiment and laboratory study. Experiment compound feeds were prepared as one powder and three pellet forms. One pellet group of compound feed was pelleted with only steam and the other two groups were pelleted with same amount Aquacube and Ligno Bond pellet binders. At the end of the experiment, average live weight (CA), live weight gain (CAA), feed consumption (YT) and feed evaluation (YDS) were determined in broilers. As a result of analysis of variance among the groups, there was no significant difference in CA, CAA and YT (P>0.05). The differences in the number of YDS 1.77, 1.66, 1.64, and 1.58, respectively were significant (P <0.05). According to the results of pellet quality analysis; pellet durability (D) 79.8%, 87.7%, 88.9%, powder feed (TY) percentage 16.8%, 15.7%,14.8% and percent moisture contents (Nİ) 10.9%, 11.4% and 11.2% respectively was determined in the pelleted 2nd, 3rd and 4th feed groups. Better YDS was found in all broiler groups fed with pellet feed. The pellet binders used in the pelleting of the compound feeds increased the pellet quality. At the same time broiler performance improved with increasing pellet quality.

Keywords: Compound feed, broiler performance, pellet binders, pellet quality criteria.

DOI: 10.7176/JSTR/5-11-08

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