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Articles by S.M.E. Ershad
Total Records ( 4 ) for S.M.E. Ershad
  S.M.E. Ershad , S.S. Islam , S.C. Mondal and B. Sarkar
  The study was conducted in Jessore District of Bangladesh to observe the efficiency of trained farmers as compared to farmers with out training on the production performances of broilers as well as the net profit from broiler production. Three categories of farmers were considered in the present study, viz., Certificate on Livestock and Poultry (CLP) trained farmers, this category of farmers had 6 months long training on livestock and poultry production, Youth Training Center (YTC) trained farmers, this category of farmers had 3 months long training on livestock and poultry production and General farmers, this category of farmers had no formal training on poultry/broiler production. The production parameters considered in the study were live weight gain (kg bird-1), feed consumption (kg bird-1), feed conversion ratio (FCR) and mortality (%). The overall production performances and net profit was found better in both of the trained farmers categories as compared to general farmers. Therefore, it can be recommended here that the training of farmers is obvious for efficient and profitable broiler production in the country.
  S.M.E. Ershad
  An experiment was conducted in Jessore district of Bangladesh during the period from January 2003 to December 2004 to investigate the performance of Brown Shelled Hybrid Layer, White Shelled Hybrid Layer and Native Hen measured during only laying period (57 weeks). 8 Brown Shelled Hybrid Layer farms, 8 White Shelled Hybrid Layer farms and 10 Native Hen farms were reared intensive, intensive and scavenging systems respectively. Result revealed that the egg production, egg weight, final body weight, feed consumption, shell weight, age at first laying, feed cost, management cost, and net profit varied significantly due to different birds and different management system. Under intensive system Hybrid Layer rearing were better than Native Hen showed moderate performance in terms of higher egg production, higher weight of egg, higher body weight and lower mortality. Feed conversion efficiency, production number of eggs, egg mass, net profit and survivability was higher in White Shelled Hybrid Layers than Brown Shelled Hybrid Layers under intensive system. Under scavenging system NH was better also for the rural area of Bangladesh, because of lower production cost, higher market price of eggs, live bird price and good profit. Rural poultry plays a vital role in the existing farming systems of Bangladesh. It can be recommended here that the Native Hen farming under scavenging system without any investment and White Shelled Hybrid Layer or Brown Shelled Hybrid Layer i.e. any one under intensive system farming are obvious for efficient and profitable egg production in Bangladesh.
  B. Sarkar , S.S. Islam , Z.H. Khandaker , S.M.E. Ershad , A. Ashraf and M.H. Rashid
  The study was conducted in the Department of Animal Nutrition, Bangladesh Agricultural University with an aim to assess the degradability of crude protein (CP) and crude fibre (CF) of Jumbo grass grown in four different doses of nitrogen (N) fertilizer. The four doses of N fertilizer were 0, 50, 100 and 150 kg urea ha 1 in a Completely Randomized Design having four replications in each treatment. The unit plot size of each replicate was 4x4 m2. The fodder was harvested at the pre flowering stage at 68 days after sowing for first cutting. Four adult male cattle of about 170 kg live weight and about four years of age, fitted with permanent rumen canula, were used for the experiment. Approximately 3 g of each ground sample was placed in nylon bag separately for ruminal incubation. The size of the bag was 7x5 cm2 with pore size of 60 μ m. The bags with samples were incubated for the period of 2, 6, 12, 24, 48 and 72 h in the rumen. The bags with contents were removed from rumen and dried in an oven at 100 ° C for complete removal of moisture. The residues were analyzed for crude protein (CP) and crude fibre (CF) estimation. The disappearance values were obtained by difference in weight of the sample before and after incubation. From the percentage of disappearance data, the degradation characteristics were calculated by using the NAWAY computer programme. The results of the study showed that the effective degradability of crude protein (EDCP) of the fodder increased by increasing the N fertilizer doses while effective degradability of crude fibre (EDCF) remain unchanged. Due to fertilization the values of potential degradable fractions ‘(a+b) ’ decreases for CF and this value remain unchanged for CP. Rate constant (c value) was increased due to N fertilizer for both CP and CF.
  B. Sarkar , S.S. Islam , Z.H. Khandaker , S.M.E. Ershad , A. Ashraf and M.I. Hossain
  The experiment was carried out at the Department of Animal Nutrition, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, to study the effects of different doses of nitrogen (N) fertilizer on yields and chemical composition of Zamboo grass. The fodder was cultivated at 4 levels of N fertilizer viz., 0, 50, 100 and 150 kg urea ha-1 in a completely randomized design having four replications in each treatment. The unit plot size of each replicate was 4×4 m. The fodder was harvested at the pre flowering stage (68 days after sowing) for first cutting and again 40 days after first cutting. The proximate components of the fodder for each plot were determined at the laboratory, Department of Animal Nutrition. The results of the study showed that the total yields (t ha-1) of Zamboo grass on fresh basis were 11.08, 15.63, 22.35 and 26.72 in the first cuttings and 7.94, 12.24, 16.65 and 22.41 in the second cutting using 0, 50, 100 and 150 kg urea ha-1, respectively. The total dry matter (DM) yield of fodder for first cutting at the treatment levels of 0, 50, 100 and 150 kg urea ha-1 were found to be 1.85, 2.75, 3.66 and 4.60 t ha-1 and those in second cutting were 0.67, 2.13, 3.08 and 3.97 t ha-1, respectively. Total yields of fodder green as well as DM basis in both cutting progressively and significantly increased with the increasing levels of N fertilizer doses. Similarly crude protein (CP), crude fiber (CF) and ether extract (EE) yields (t ha-1) were increased with increasing fertilizer doses. The green fodder as well as DM yields and percent of different proximate components of each treatment were higher in the first cutting than that of the second cutting except CF. The DM percent of the fodder was almost similar for different fertilizer treatments in both cutting. Among the various proximate components, CP, CF and EE percent increased by increasing the N fertilizer doses while ash percentage decreased.
 
 
 
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