Body- building feeds: proteins
48. Body- building feeds are rich in proteins.
Poultry need proteins that come from animals and also proteins
that come from plants.
For instance, if you give poultry 2 kilogrammes of feed
containing proteins, there should be:
1.5 kilogrammes of vegetable proteins, 0.5 kilogramme of animal
49. Proteins that come from plants
Oil cake contains a lot of proteins.
Oil cake is the name for what is left when the oil has been
taken from groundnuts, cotton, palm kernels, coconuts.
Groundnut oil cake
Poultry digest it well.
In 10 kilogrammes of feed, 1.5 kilogrammes can be groundnut oil
Cotton oil cake
Poultry cannot digest a big amount of this.
In 10 kilogrammes of feed, not more than 0.5 kilogramme should
be cotton oil cake.
Palm- kemel oil cake
This can take the place of maize and groundnut oil cake, but you
should not give more than 1.5 kilogrammes of it in 10 kilogrammes of feed.
50. Proteins that come from animals
Boiled blood, meat meal, milk powder or fish meal. You should
not give poultry too much protein.
It costs a lot and, if you give too much, it may make the
51. Energy feeds and body- building feeds are not well used by
poultry unless you give at the same time:
· mineral salts, vitamins and