A Study on Duck Growth Performance and Economic Benefits on Using Illite As a Feed Additive - A Field Study -

오리 사료첨가제로 일라이트를 적용 시 오리생산성과 경제성 분석에 관한 연구 - 현장 연구를 중심으로 -

  • Choi, In Hag (Department of Companion Animal & Animal Resources Science, Joongbu University)
  • 최인학 (중부대학교 애완동물자원학과)
  • Received : 2018.07.05
  • Accepted : 2018.08.07
  • Published : 2018.09.30


This study evaluated the duck growth performance and the economic benefits on using illite as a feed additive for ducks. Illite powder at three levels (0%, 1%, and 1.5%) was added to commercial duck diets, and fed to 180 one-day-old ducks (Pekin, 3 replicates, 20 ducks per pen) using a randomized block design for 39 days. During the experimental period, there were no significant growth performance differences between treatments (p>0.05), except with the feed conversion ratio (p<0.05), for all periods (8-39 days). In addition, the dietary supplementation of 1% and 1.5% illite did not significantly improve (p>0.05) Feed Intake Cost (FIC), Weight Gain Value (WGV), Meat Production Cost (MPC), Economic Efficiency (EE), Profitability (P), or cost benefit ratio for 8 to 21 d, 22 to 39 d, and 8 to 39 d. However, the differences in meat production cost and profitability between treatments were statistically significant (p<0.05) for all periods (8-39 d). In conclusion, adding 1% and 1.5% illite to duck diets is not beneficial for improving either the duck growth performance or the economic indicators.


Growth performance;Economic analysis;Illite;Duck


Supported by : 중부대학교


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