Effect of feeding improved varieties of fodder on growth performance and nutrient digestibility in Osmanabadi goat

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-3782    | Article Id: B-3782 | Page : 513-516
Citation :- Effect of feeding improved varieties of fodder on growth performance and nutrient digestibility in Osmanabadi goat.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2020.(54):513-516
M.A. Bhoyarkar, G.K. Londhe, B.M. Thombre and M.F. Siddiqui mbhoyarkar21@gmail.com
Address : Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairy Science, College of Agriculture, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani-431 402, Maharashtra, India.
Submitted Date : 15-01-2019
Accepted Date : 14-06-2019

Abstract

The present research was undertaken to study the eighteen Osmanabadi  does of one half and 2 years of age were randomly selected and divided into 3 groups, 6 in each group on the basis of body weight and age. The groups were fed with treatment (T1) contents 50 per cent DCP from green Maize fodder + 50 per cent DCP from Concentrate mixture + ad lib Sorghum kadbi, (T2) 50 per cent DCP from green Marvel grass + 50 per cent DCP from Concentrate mixture + ad lib Sorghum kadbi and (T3) 50 per cent DCP from green DHN-6 fodder + 50 per cent DCP from Concentrate mixture + ad lib Sorghum kadbi. It was concluded that the monthly body weights and monthly gain in body weights was numerically higher in does fed with DHN-6 fodder. The dry matter (DM), digestible crude protein (DCP) and total digestible nutrient (TDN) intake was significantly higher in group fed with DHN-6 fodder than group fed with marvel grass and maize fodder. The higher nutrient digestibility was observed in does fed with DHN-6 fodder than rest of all treatments.

Keywords

Growth performance Nutrient digestibility Nutrient intake Osmanabadi goat

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