Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
 
Blue
   
Curve Top
Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 506-510
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2005.506.510
 
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

Forage Value of Browses and its Implication to Traditional Management of Goats in Kgatleng District of Botswana

A.A. Aganga , U.J. Omphile and T.F. Ntshontsi

Abstract:
Browse species were analysed to determine their forage value to goats in Kgatleng district of Botswana. The plants were analysed for Crude Protein (CP), Neutral Detergent Fibre (NDF), Acid Detergent Fibre (ADF), ash, dry matter and condensed tannins. Most of the plants have CP content around 8% in the dry season. Ash ranged from 3.25-9.58% and the tannin content of 1.03-2.98%. Goats under traditional management depend mostly on browses especially in the dry season. There is no supplementary feed provided by the majority of the farmers. This study recommends the provision of supplementary feeds in the dry season for grazing goats.
PDF References Citation Report Citation
 RELATED ARTICLES:
  •    The Feeding Value of Four Cowpea Hay Cultivars and Effect of their Supplementation on Intake and Digestibility of Buffalo Grass Hay Fed to Pedi Goats
How to cite this article:

A.A. Aganga , U.J. Omphile and T.F. Ntshontsi , 2005. Forage Value of Browses and its Implication to Traditional Management of Goats in Kgatleng District of Botswana. Journal of Biological Sciences, 5: 506-510.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2005.506.510

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2005.506.510

COMMENT ON THIS PAPER
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Curve Bottom