Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 43 issue 3 (september 2009) : 217-218

NUTRITIVE EVALUATION OF TREE LEAVES AND GRASSES OF NAGALAND

M.K.Ghosh, P. Konwar, H. K. Das, S. Bandyopadhyay, M. Bhattacharya
1National Research Center on Yak, Dirang-790 101, West Kameng district, India
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Cite article:- M.K.Ghosh, Konwar P., Das K. H., Bandyopadhyay S., Bhattacharya M. (2024). NUTRITIVE EVALUATION OF TREE LEAVES AND GRASSES OF NAGALAND. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 43(3): 217-218. doi: .
The dry matter of tree leaves of Nagaland varies from 21.65% to 53.35% with lowest value in
napier. Local tree fodders like gayo(Smilax zeylanica), kapokri(Jasminum sp.), vapru(Surarya
curniculata), kartos(Pranus cerasoides), penga(Thysanolaena agrostis) contain more then 40%
dry matter. The crude protein content of all the samples were above 10% except gayo, kapokri
and vapru. Arangtsumi(Sabia sp.) is having highest CP (25.38%). The ether extract fraction of
local tree fodders of Nagaland varies from 0.34% to 9.04% and highest crude fat content of
9.04% was seen in odal(Brassica napus) tree leaves. The total ash content of tinpati(Dacynia
indica) leaves was 21.67 % and vapru was 3.54 %. The nitrogen free extract was found above 40%
except napier(Pennisetum purpurium) and organic matter was above 78% in all the samples. The
neutral detergent fibre(NDF) content was found to vary from 40.23% to 72.37% and acid detergent
fibre(ADF) was found to vary from 23.26% to 64.92%.
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