Persentase Karkas Ayam Kampung Hasil Penambahan Zeolit dalam Ransum
Situmeang, Edwin Cardinal
Siagian, Pollung H.
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Kampung chicken is one of the main animal protein contributor in Indonesia. The high demand for chicken meat must be supported by an increase in its productivities. Zeolite is a mineral derived from alkali metals and alkaline soil that are easily found around the area of the volcano. Zeolites can be used as an additive in livestock rations. This study aims to determine the productivity of kampung chicken meat as a result of the addition of zeolite in the ration. A total of 64 kampung chickens were selected from a population of 320 kampung chickens used in this study that were divided into 4 treatments and 4 replications (4 kampung chickens). R1, without the addition of zeolite ration R2, ration with the addition of 0.5% zeolite R3, ration with the addition of 1% zeolite and R4, ration with the addition of 1.5% zeolite. Parameters measured were weight of chicken that had been fasted for 8 hours, carcass weight and carcass percentage of chicken, litter moisture content, and Income Over Feed, Chick and Zeolite Cost (IOFCZC). The results showed that addition of zeolite in the diet did not significantly affect (P>0.05) to slaughter weight, carcass weight and carcass percentage of chicken, and litter moisture content. The highest income earned the addition of zeolite of 1.5 kg per 100 kg ration (R3) was Rp8 873.81.