ESTIMATION OF MOISTURE AND CRUDE PROTEIN CONTENT OF LOCALLY AVAILABLE RAW MATERIALS FOR POULTRY FEEDAbstract
There are some locally available domestic material in our country that can be used in poultry feed. The uses of local material will decrease the feed cost as well as ensure the availability of raw materials. In this investigation we have selected twelve locally available domestic materials that are low cost and nutritious for poultry health. These raw materials play an important role on poultry health. For crude protein estimation we have used manual micro Kjeldahl method. We have applied also micro Kjeldahl automated Foss instrument to measure and compare results of crude protein content of our selected raw materials. Moisture content of these raw materials is also estimated by three different methods, because moisture plays an important role during storing and formulation of poultry feed. In this study it was found that all of the local raw materials contain considerable amount of crude protein. Though all the selected raw materials contain considerable amount of crude protein, among them soya bean meal (SBM) contains higher amount of crude protein (46.53%)
Md. Saiful Islam *, Md. Moinul Haque and Md. Shakhawat Hossain
Department of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh.
03 September, 2014
29 November, 2014
27 January, 2015
01 May, 2015