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Effect of varying levels of concentrate to roughage ratio on growth of Sudanese desert kids

Author(s): Y. M. Abdalatif, | M. B. Elemam, | O. M. A. Abdelhadi | A. M. Salih

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

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 94;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Feed Intake | Weight Gain | Feed Conversion Ratio | Degradation

Thirty two male kids were divided randomly into four groups of 8 animals in each group. Animals were randomly allotted to four rations (A, B, C and D). The experiment lasted for 35 days. The rations fed to four groups consisted of different levels of concentrate to sorghum straw. Parameters studied were feed intake, daily weight gain, feed conversion ratio and degradation of dry matter and crude protein. Average daily dry matter intake was non significant. The results indicated that daily live weight gains and feed conversion were significant. Dry matte degradability was higher in ration A while crude protein degradability was higher in ration D. This study indicated that high concentrate to low roughage ratio showed high weight gain and low degradation of crude protein and dry matter.
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