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ASSOCIATIVE EFFECT OF FEEDING JOWAR STRAW IN COMBINATION WITH SOYBEAN STRAW TO CROSSBRED (HF X DEONI) INTERSE CALVES ON DIGESTIBILITY AND ECONOMICS

Article Id: ARCC2358 | Page : 145-147
Citation :- ASSOCIATIVE EFFECT OF FEEDING JOWAR STRAW IN COMBINATION WITH SOYBEAN STRAW TO CROSSBRED (HF X DEONI) INTERSE CALVES ON DIGESTIBILITY AND ECONOMICS.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2008.(42):145-147
S.B. Adangale, K.R. Mitkari and S.V. Baswade
Address : Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, M.A.U., Parbhani - 431 402, India

Abstract

Experiment was designed to improve the utilization of soybean straw by simple physical mixing
of jowar straw with soybean straw. Nine H.F.X Deoni cross bred interse calves of 6 to 12 months of
age were selected. Three calves under each treatment were allotted with similar weight and age
forming three groups. The control group was fed with jowar straw adlib + concentrate (T0) and the
group with jowar straw 50 % and soybean straw 50 % + concentrate was designated as treatment
T1 and T2 having 100 % soybean straw + concentrate as per requirement. Total experimental period
was of 105 days in switch over design with a period of 35 days per period. The digestibility of dry
matter in cross-bred calves under treatment T1 (56.77%) was significantly (P<0.05) superior over
treatment T0 (55.75%) and T2 (55.35%). The digestibility of CP, CF, EE and NFE under treatment T0,
T1 and T2 was 55.77, 57.77 and 56.00, 52.18, 52.61 and 51.64, 53.15, 56.00 and 54.71 and 56.62,
56.70 and 56.76 per cent, respectively. The cost per kg body weight gain was highest in treatment
T0 (Rs. 48.99) and followed by T1 (Rs. 43.09) and T2 (Rs. 39.11).

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