EFFECT OF CALCIUM SOAPS OF LONG- CHAIN FATTY ACIDS SUPPLEMENTATION ON THE PERFORMANCE OF FINISHING STEERS

Article Id: ARCC3190 | Page : 116 - 120
Citation :- EFFECT OF CALCIUM SOAPS OF LONG- CHAIN FATTY ACIDS SUPPLEMENTATION ON THE PERFORMANCE OF FINISHING STEERS.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2007.(41):116 - 120
A.R. Yazdani
Address : Department of Animal Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Golestan Province, Iran

Abstract

Eighteen crossbred Holstein finishing steers of 200±25 kg weight were assigned randomly to
one of the three groups of having 6 animals in each with different rations and different levels of
calcium soap of long chain of fatly acids (Ca-LCFA) to study the effect on growth, feed conversion
efficiency and dry matter intake in Mary Rose private dairy farm in Gorgan city, Golestan province
of Iran. The experiment lasted for 120 days. Steers on the 1st group ( control ) received 0 % of Ca- LCFA followed by 3% in 2nd group and in the 3rdgroup 6%. In this experiment average daily body weight (ADBWG), fed conversion efficiency (FCE) and dry matter intake (DMI) were measured. The average daily gains for the steers of 1, 2, and 3rd groups were 1.083, 1.0111 and 1.115 kg, respectively with fed conversion efficiency of 5.340, 5.688 and 5.898 with the differences among the treatment means been not significant. Average DMI for the entire period was 7.433, 7.467 and 7.565 kg, respectively which was not significant by different groups (P

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