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A MULTIVARIATE PROFILE ANALYSIS OF EFFICACY OF TWO BREEDS OF POULRY BIRDS (BROILERS) FEEDING



Yusuf K.N. on 06/01/2017

The study aimed to examine the significant effect of two breeds poultry feeds with respect to weight performance in broiler birds. The experiment was conducted in the department of Agriculture Technology poultry farm (Agric.Garden), Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin. Nigeria from 15th march, 2016 to 16th may, 2016 (8 weeks). 150 broilers chick of a day old (DOC) were randomly allocated into two groups of 25 pens each consisting 3 chicken replicated and fed with feed (Breed A) and (Breed B) independently for the raised periods of 8 weeks. The reading on weights were recorded, the data source was mainly a primary data through the method of direct observation and measurement on weekly basis. A profile line graph exhibited a pattern of the broilers’ weights Grain (BWG) regarding feeds intake. The Hoteling and Wilk lamda (F-distribution) were employed to test for the parallel Profiles of the birds. The results revealed that the Broilers profile was not parallel. This is an indication that the level of the response on feeds (Breed A and Breed B) are not the same the the p-value<0.05. This suggested that there was significant weight gain on broilers fed with (Breed A), accounting for higher broilers’ weights Grain (BWG).

 

Key words: poultry birds, readings, hotelling , line graph, Wilk’s lamda, Parallel, profiles, pens, lactobacillus sp.