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Performance of Wad Goats Fed <I>Panicum maximum</I> Basal Diets with Different Protein Supplements

Author(s): O.M.Arigbede | J.E.N. Olatunji | O.A. Isah | T.O. Bawala | K.A. Oseni

Journal: Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
ISSN 1680-5593

Volume: 5;
Issue: 10;
Start page: 795;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Soya bean meal | cotton seed cake | palm kernel cake | brewers dried grain | WAD goats performance

Panicum maximum basal diet and concentrate supplements of Palm Kernel Cake (PKC), Soya Bean Meal (SBM), Cotton Seed Cake (CSC) and Brewers Dried Grain (BDG). 12 animals were randomized into four groups to represent four treatments and each treatment has three replicates. Each animal represents a replicate. The experiment lasted 10 weeks and followed by three weeks metabolic trial. During the experiment, feed intake, weight gain and digestibility of nutrients were estimated while feed conversion ratio and protein efficiency ratio were calculated. The results obtained placed animals on SBM on top (p
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