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Abstract            Volume:10  Issue-1  Year-2022         Original Research Articles

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Review of Nutritional Value of Sorghum for Chicken Feeding
Yasin Beriso
Debre Zeit Agricultural Research Center, Ethiopia
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Sorghum is an important cereal crop and plays a key role in animal feed and human. Although it is similar to maize in chemical composition sorghum has great drought tolerance and requires minimal fertilizers on marginal lands for cultivation, tolerate soil toxicities and temperature extremes effectively than other cereals. Sorghum contains some anti-nutritional factors especially tannin which inhibit the use of important nutrients like protein, energy and minerals (phosphorus, calcium, zinc and magnesium) in diets. Cereal grains like maize and sorghum constitute the major sources of energy in poultry diets. The major cost of production of egg and meat in commercial poultry production is feed. So to overcome this conflict we must find such alternative products by developing diets which allow locally available cereal ingredient like sorghum that can meet the energy requirement of the birds through reducing the tannin content of poultry feeds and using improved varieties of sorghum.

Keywords: egg, livestock industry, poultry production, energy requirement.
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Yasin Beriso. 2022. Review of Nutritional Value of Sorghum for Chicken Feeding.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 10(1): 34-47
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2022.1001.004
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