2020, Vol. 7 Issue 4, Part B
Effect of Moringa oleifera Lam leaf flour in diet to increase the production performance of local pig of Timor-Leste
Author(s): Graciano Soares Gomes and Carlito de Araújo Mali Code
Abstract: Moringa oleifera Lam leaf flour is one of the original feed from herbal plants, which is assumed to contain growth promoters and has complete amino acids to stimulate the growth of pigs. This study aims to find out the effect of Moringa oleifera leaf flour (MLF) in diet to increase the production performance of East Timor local pigs. A total of 20 local pig’s male in growth phase with an average initial body weight of 14.36 ± 6.92 kg were used and the randomized block design with 4 treatments and 5 replications. The experiments were carried in this study in the following way: treatment T0: without MLF in diet; T1: with 3% of MLF in diet; T2: with 6% of MLF in diet and T3: with 9% of MLF in diet. The variables observed were the production of performance and quantity of carcass and commercial pieces of carcass. The results showed that the treated of pigs in group 2 exhibited significantly different (P<0,05) on daily body gain and quantity of carcass than the group T0, T1 and T3 of pigs. No different significances (P>0,05) in the feed consumption was observed among the dietary treated. We concluded that use of 6% MLF in diets can increase production performance and quantity of carcasses of local pigs.
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Graciano Soares Gomes and Carlito de Araújo Mali Code. Effect of Moringa oleifera Lam leaf flour in diet to increase the production performance of local pig of Timor-Leste. International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies. 2020; 7(4): 76-79.