BODY MEASUREMENTS AND PROXIMATE COMPOSITION OF SOME DOMESTIC BIRDS SOLD AT ADUWAWA LIVESTOCK MARKET

Authors

  • G. Odafe-Shalome Agro-Foods and Bio-resources Technology Laboratory, Department of Animal Science, University of Benin, Benin-City, Nigeria
  • E. O. Onoboh Agro-Foods and Bio-resources Technology Laboratory, Department of Animal Science, University of Benin, Benin-City, Nigeria

Keywords:

Poultry birds, Body measurement, Chemical composition, Food value.

Abstract

A total of 60 matured birds 10 each of quail, pigeon, guinea fowl, indigenous fowl, hubbard old layer and broiler were sampled from Aduwawa Livestock market in Benin-City. Morphological features measured include body weight, neck length, head length, wings length, body girth, length of drum stick, length of shank and height; and proximate composition determined were crude protein, lipid and ash. The crude protein content of quail, pigeon, indigenous fowl, broiler, old layer and guinea fowl were 31.10%, 23.5%, 17.86%, 18.20%, 17.6% and 16.6% respectively. Ash content measured 0.7% 1.4%, 0.65%, 0.71% 0.69% and 0.84% respectively. Body fat content values were 15.46%, 10.3%, 26.62%, 27.2%, 26.32 and 30.46% for quail, pigeon, indigenous fowl, broiler, old layer and guinea fowl respectively. The contribution of birds to national protein supply is emphasized.

Published

2020-06-30