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Asian Journal of Animal Sciences
  Year: 2017 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 230-236
DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2017.230.236
 
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Feed Intake and Nutrient Digestibility of Konkan Kanyal Goats Fed Finger Millet Straw Supplemented With Varying Levels of Dried Poultry Dropping Based Diets
A.A. Bello

Abstract:
Background and Objective: Crop residues are coarse, high-fibre, low-protein and low-digestibility roughages, they play an important role as filler and have some value as a energy source for feeding ruminant animals provided they are adequately supplemented. This present study was conducted to study the effects of dried poultry dropping based diets on the feed intake and nutrient digestibility of konkan kanyal goats fed finger millet straw. Materials and Methods: Thirty konkan kanyal goats aged above 12 months weighing 14.00-14.67 kg were used in a randomized block design (RBD) experiment. The experimental goats were randomly assigned to 5 treatments (TI-T5). T1 was goats fed with 0% dried poultry droppings based diets (DPDBD), T2 was fed with 20% dried poultry droppings based diets (DPDBD), T3 was fed with 40% dried poultry droppings based diets (DPDBD), T4 was fed with 60% dried poultry droppings based diets (DPDBD), T5 was fed with 80% dried poultry droppings based diets (DPDBD). Feed intake was monitored, digestibility coefficient was calculated. All data originating from the study were analysed with analysis of variance (ANOVA) using the general linear model (GLM) procedure of SAS. Means were separated with the use of least significant difference (LSD) test of the same package. Results: Mean feed intake was higher in treatment groups supplemented with dried poultry droppings based diet T2 (666.84), T3 (780.75), T4 (780.48), T5 (716.00), compared to the control treatment group T1 (588.58). Nutrient digestibility coefficient of the experimental animals was significantly (p<0.05) higher in treatment group supplemented with 40% DPDBD (T3) for all the parameters measured compared to all other treatment groups. Conclusion: The results of this study suggests that feeding of dried poultry droppings based diets up to 80% to Konkan Kanyal goats consuming finger millet straw as basal diet would give satisfactorily performance, however, superior performance was observed at 40% inclusion, therefore, it is recommended to include the dried poultry droppings at 40% in the diet of the animals for better improved performance.
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How to cite this article:

A.A. Bello , 2017. Feed Intake and Nutrient Digestibility of Konkan Kanyal Goats Fed Finger Millet Straw Supplemented With Varying Levels of Dried Poultry Dropping Based Diets. Asian Journal of Animal Sciences, 11: 230-236.

DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2017.230.236

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajas.2017.230.236

 
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