A. B. A Mardhotillah, Hariyadi Darmawan, I. H. Djunaidi, L. C. Hsia, Y. C. Chen


This experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of various fat sources and their combination (coconut oil and soybean oil) on growth performance of broiler. A total of 80 one-day old female 1-d-old Arbor Acres were randomly assigned into four groups (4 treatment) with 10 replicates (6 birds per pen) within 42 days. The experimental groups consisted of four treatment of diets: 1) a basal-diet containing beef oil (BO),  2) a basal diet containing coconut oil (CO), 3) a basal diet containing soybean oil (SO), and 4) a basal diet containing coconut oil and soybean oil (CO+SO) as were used. Performance data were obtained during the feeding period. The result was shown that using combination of medium chain fatty acid and unsaturated fatty acid (CO+SO) were increased growth performance demonstrated by highest bodyweight (59.62 g) compared with other treatments (P < 0.05) throughout the experimental period (0-42 days). The lower group for feed conversion ratio was obtained in the diet containing beef oil (BO) compared with other groups (1.32; P < 0.05). Feed consumption and bodyweight have significantly different (P < 0.05) but not different for feed conversion ratio (P > 0.05). It can be concluded that feeding combination CO+SO in the diet may improve the performance of broiler.Beef oil; broiler; coconut oil; growth performance; soybean oil


Beef oil; broiler; coconut oil; growth performance; soybean oil

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