Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 52 issue 8 (august 2018) : 1195-1197

Influence of high protein level along with mineral mixture and baking soda supplementation on growth performance and carcass quality in Tellicherry kids

T. Muthuramalingam, E. Rachel Jemimah, P. Tensingh Gnanaraj, P. Pothiappan, T. Devi, A. Shanmuga Sundaram
1University Research Farm, Tamil nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai-600 051, Tamil Nadu, India.
Cite article:- Muthuramalingam T., Jemimah Rachel E., Gnanaraj Tensingh P., Pothiappan P., Devi T., Sundaram Shanmuga A. (2018). Influence of high protein level along with mineral mixture and baking soda supplementation on growth performance and carcass quality in Tellicherry kids. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 52(8): 1195-1197. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3345.
For studying the effect of accelerated feeding method on growth and carcass traits thirty male kids (aged 30 -45 days) of Tellicherry breed were divided into two groups, control (C) and test (T) groups. The control group kids were fed with concentrate feed consisting of 15% crude protein (CP) and 75% Total Digestible Nutrient (TDN). The test group kids were fed with concentrate feed containing of 21% crude Protein (CP) and 75% Total Digestible Nutrient (TDN).  Significant (P< 0.01) increase in body weight in average total body weight gain and average daily body weight were observed in both groups. Cost of production per kg live weight gain significantly (P<0.0001) reduced. High significant difference (P< 0.01) was noticed in pre slaughter weight, carcass weight, dressed weight, dressing percentage, weight of stomach, head and liver. The present study concluded that feeding the kids with high protein level along with mineral mixure had significantly increased the body weight gain, growth performance, dressing percentage, carcass yield and quality.
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