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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2018)
Economic loss due to live weight shrinkage and mortality during broiler transport in summer and winter season in Chennai city


Author(s): Ramakrishnan C, R Narendra Babu, V Appa Rao, Robinson JJ Abraham, P Tensingh Gnanaraj, S Wilfred Ruban and Kanchi Bhaskar

Abstract: The aim of the study is to determine the economic impact of live weight losses and mortality due to transport of broilers from farm to wholesale/retail outlets in summer and winter season in Chennai city. Data concerning 24 visits from different farms of integration to wholesale/retail outlet in winter and summer season were collected for the purpose of study. Data were classified into two seasons were winter and summer in that the total number of chickens transported in winter and summer season were 2225.83 ± 82.75, 2246.37 ± 98.88 the live weight shrinkage was 2.36%, 3.01% and mortality percentage were 0.43%, 0.53% and average weight loss per bird (gram) is 55.42 ± 5.65, 70.98 ± 6.01 respectively. The results of the study shows that the average marketing age of transported chickens are 39 days old, average density of the broilers were 2236.25 per truck. The results revealed no significant difference in loss of weight, dead on arrival, types of injuries, tissue shrinkage and duration of transport between summer and winter season. Wetting of birds was practiced and the frequency was higher during summer compared to winter season.

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Ramakrishnan C, R Narendra Babu, V Appa Rao, Robinson JJ Abraham, P Tensingh Gnanaraj, S Wilfred Ruban, Kanchi Bhaskar. Economic loss due to live weight shrinkage and mortality during broiler transport in summer and winter season in Chennai city. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(1):816-819.
International Journal of Chemical Studies