Balogun, J.K. and Auta, J. and Abdullahi, S.A. and Agboola, O.E.
Potentials of castor seed meal (Ricinus communis L.) as feed ingredient for Oreochromis niloticus.
In: 19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
, 29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
, Ilorin, Nigeria.
The potentials of castor seed (Ricinus communis) meal as feed ingredient for Oreochromis niloticus was determined by using boiled seeds to prepare five diets which were fed to the fish species. The effects of the experimental diets on the weight gain, specific growth rate, feed conversion ratio, protein efficiency ratio, apparent net protein utilization, digestibility and carcass composition were investigated. The best of these growth factors were obtained with feed formulated from R. communis seeds boiled for 50 and 65 minutes. The highest carcass protein content was observed with fish fed with 65 minute-boiled seeds
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||Potentials of castor seed meal (Ricinus communis L.) as feed ingredient for Oreochromis niloticus
||19th Annual Conference of the Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON)
||29 Nov - 03 Dec 2004
||Fisheries Society of Nigeria
||Nigeria; animal nutrition; body conditions; diets; feed composition; feed preparation; feeding experiments; fish culture; food conversion; growth rate; proteins; seeds; Oreochromis niloticus; Ricinus communis
Ms Maria Kalentsists
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