Production Performance of Local Rabbit Fed with Commercial Feed and Substituted with Bean Sprouts’ Waste
IRINE FATKHATUL ZULFA. Production Performance of Local Rabbit Fed with Commercial Feed and Substituted with Bean Sprouts’ Waste. Supervised by MUHAMAD BAIHAQI and MOHAMAD YAMIN.
Rabbit (Orictolagus cuniculus) is small livestock animal that has great potential as meat-producer for its prolific characteristic, rapid growth rate and capability to eat agricultural waste. Bean sprouts wastes were from market that can still be used as feed source for its nutrition content. The aim of this research was to study production performance of local rabbit fed with bean sprouts’ waste. Twelve local rabbit fryers age 12 weeks with average body weight of 747±104.53 g used in this study. There were three treatments that consisted of 100% commercial feed as control treatment (P0); 30% bean sprouts’ waste and 70% commercial feed (P1); and 50% bean sprouts’ waste and 50% commercial feed (P2). The result showed that different treatments had no effect on dry matter and crude protein consumption, TDN, and daily weight gain. In conclusion, bean sprouts’ waste can be used as rabbit feed substitution up to 50% without giving negative effect on its production performance.
Key words: beans sprouts waste, local rabbit, production performance