Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 49 issue 3 (june 2015) : 378-382

Performance of crossbred calves (Jersey x Assam local) at different levels of protein in calf starter

K. Zothanpuii, T.K. Amonge, N.K.Sarma*
1Department of Livestock Production and Management, College of Veterinary Science, Assam Agricultural University, Khanapara, Guwahati-781 022, India.
Cite article:- Zothanpuii K., Amonge T.K., N.K.Sarma* (2024). Performance of crossbred calves (Jersey x Assam local) at different levels of protein in calf starter. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 49(3): 378-382. doi: 10.5958/0976-0555.2015.00074.6.
The study was carried out to evaluate the growth performance of twelve new born crossbred calves (Jersey X Assam local) of either sex reared under three different calf starters containing three different DCP levels of 20 (group I), 22 (group II) and 24 (group III) per cent with 75-76 per cent TDN. The calves of group I showed significantly (Pce was also observed in blood constituents like glucose, serum and calcium among the three treatments. The cost of feed per kg weight gain was Rs. 100.02, 102.01 and 110.82 in groups I, II and III respectively. It can be inferred that calf starter with 20 per cent DCP and 75-76 TDN gave optimum growth performance compared to those with 22 and 24 per cent DCP.
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