Study on commercial broiler management pattern in Sylhet region of Bangladesh
Dilruba Afrin, Tuhin Sarkar, Milad Ahmed, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan Khan, Marufatuzzahan and Shamsunnahar Mukta
The present study was carried out to elucidate the current broiler farming status at Sylhet region in Bangladesh using a questionnaire-based survey. Data were collected on different parameters to evaluate the existing farm management practices using an interview schedule from 25 randomly selected respondents who were involved in broiler farming. During investigation, it was observed that most of the farmers were young in age and started venture by their self-money, 56% of the farmers were only employed to broiler farming than the others who were found to be involved with other services also. All the broiler houses in the study area were open sided, tin shed roof and the broiler growth rate was found almost satisfactory in the kacha and concrete floor. The highest number of farmer used Cobb 500 as broiler strain and rice husk was mostly used as the litter material. There was a significant difference was observed among the strains of 5th week (p≤0.5) in bird’s mortality. On the other hand, a remarkable significant difference was also found among the three different companies in 3rd and 4th week (p≤0.05) of bird’s age in case of feed intake and there was no significant difference found in weight gain of different birds among the companies. Feed conversion ratio in different companies in the 1st week was (p≤0.05) found statistically significant. There was also a significant difference (p≤0.05) observed among the three types of the floor in the 3rd week in regard to Feed conversion ratio. It was found that farmers received training from the Youth Training Center had experienced the lowest mortality rate of birds than who didn’t receive any training in broiler farming. It is concluded that, the information gathered from the present data analysis may be useful in designing improved poultry management in the study area.
Dilruba Afrin, Tuhin Sarkar, Milad Ahmed, Mohammad Mehedi Hasan Khan, Marufatuzzahan, Shamsunnahar Mukta. Study on commercial broiler management pattern in Sylhet region of Bangladesh. J Entomol Zool Stud 2019;7(4):702-708.