The effect of feeding different levels of sardine fish silage on broiler performance, meat quality and sensory characteristics under closed and open-sided housing systems

W. Al-Marzooqi, M. A. Al-Farsi, I. T. Kadim, O. Mahgoub, J. S. Goddard

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Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the use of fish silage prepared from Indian oil sardines, Sardinella longiceps, as partial replacement of soybean meal as a sole source of protein for growing broiler chickens. The main objective of Experiment 1, an ileal digestibility assay, was to assess the nutritional value of fish silage compared with soybean meal for feeding broiler chickens. The two test ingredients, soybean meal and dried fish silage, were incorporated into semi-synthetic diets, as the only component containing protein. The ileal digestibility coefficients of amino acids of fish silage were considerably higher than those of soybean meal (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1614-1625
Number of pages12
JournalAsian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010



  • Broiler chicks
  • Fish silage
  • Ileal digestibility
  • Meat quality
  • Performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Food Science

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