Least-Cost Feed Formulation for Juvenile Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man) by Using the Linear Programming Technique

Law, A. T. and Poh, Y. T. and Ang, K. J. (1993) Least-Cost Feed Formulation for Juvenile Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man) by Using the Linear Programming Technique. Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Science, 16 (2). pp. 119-127. ISSN 0126-6128

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Linear least-cost programming was used in juvenile M. rosenbergii feed formulation using locally available feed ingredients (fish meal, shrimp meal, copra meal, soybean meal, wheat flour and palm oil). The following constraints were established: the essential amino acid contents were closely similar to those of juvenile M. rosenbergii, crude fat 5-10% and gross energy 4,400 cal/g with least cost. Four types offeed were produced with protein ranges from 25% to 50%. Growth responses of juvenile M. rosenbergii fed these formulated feeds showed that the 40% protein feed (P40) supported the best specific growth rate and feed conversion ratio. P40 feed is recommended for juvenile M. rosenbergii.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:Feed formulation, linear programming, juvenile Macrobrachium rosenbergii
Publisher:Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
ID Code:3144
Deposited By: Nasirah Abu Samah
Deposited On:24 Nov 2009 03:16
Last Modified:27 May 2013 07:06

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