Variable T1(3 times) T2(4 times) T3(5 times) T4(6 times)
FCR 1.86  ±  0.11 1.48 ± 0.03b 1.31 ± 0.02b 1.7 ± 0.04
PER 1.42  ±  0.05 1.75 ± 0.06a 2.0 ± 0.02c 1.55 ± 0.04
FER 0.54  ±  0.02 0.67 ± 0.01b 0.76 ± 0.01c 0.59 ± 0.02
Increase in biomass (kg d-1ha-1) 29.35  ±  1.0 36.89 ± 0.73b 41.47 ± 0.45c 32.07 ± 0.87
Yield (kg ha-1) 3228.9  ±  112.9 4058.22 ± 80.5b 4561.51  ± 55.2c 3527.72 ± 95.5
Total cost (Rs. ha-1) 7, 26,100 7, 27,600 7, 29.100 7, 30,600
*Net Profit (Rs. ha-1) 65,005 2, 86,912 4, 72,670 1, 23,000
Cost benefit ratio 11.17 2.54 1.54 5.94
a, b, c in the same row with different superscripts are significantly different. P values: a<0.05; b<0.01; c<0.001. *1 US$ = 49 (Indian rupees, Rs.)
Table 4: Variations of different feed efficiency parameters with cost benefit analysis.
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