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Effect of level of concentrate supplementation on milk yield and composition of grazing dairy cows in Southern Kordofan state, Sudan

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Author(s): Gawaher Z. A.Hassan, | Intesar Y. Turki | Muna E, Khogali

Journal: Research Opinions in Animal & Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 2221-1896

Volume: 1;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 495;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Grazing Dairy Cows | Milk Yield | Milk Composition | Concentrate Supplement

ABSTRACT
A study was carried out to evaluate the effect of different levels of concentrate supplementation on milk yield and composition, at East Abasia Tagali-South Kordofan State. Sixteen Nuba Mountain breed (Gadali type) (Bgara x Kenana) dairy cows in mid-lactation, grazing on natural pasture and agricultural by products (sorghum, maize and groundnuts) were selected. The cows were divided in to four groups, each of four animals. The concentrate were supplements at the rate of 0.0 (G1), 0.5 (G2), 1.0 (G3) and 1.5 kg (G4). The milk yield increased linearly (P
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