Effect of Supplementing Inclusion of Grounded Acacia Albida pods with Sesame Cake on Feed Intake and Body Weight Change of Abergelle goats
The experiment was conducted to evaluate supplemental value of inclusion of grounded acacia albida pods and sesame cake on intake and body weight changeusing twenty intact Abergelle goats with initial body weight (BW) of 11.2 ± 1.2 (mean ± SD). Randomized complete block design having 5 blocks were involved. Treatments were natural pasture hay fed ad libitum (T1) or with 105 sesame cake (SC) + 105 AAp g/day (T2), 84 SC + 126 AAp g/day (T3) and 63 (SC) + 147 Acacia albida pods (AAp) g/day (T4). The CP content of the AAp, SC and hay was 17.7%, 38.3% and 6.7%, respectively. Goats in T1 consumed higher (P < 0.05) hay (452.5 g/day) compared to the supplemented groups. Higher (P < 0.05) total DM intake of 521.2, 524.7 and 524 g/day for T2, T3 and T4, respectively were recorded than T1 (452.5 g/day). CP intake was the lowest for T1 compare to the supplemented groups. In case of the supplemented groups T2 is significantly higher (P < 0.05) than T4whereas T3 is similar (P > 0.05) with both T2 and T4. Average daily gains were 5.55 (loosing), 80.0, 71.1 and 63.3g/day respectively for T1, T2, T3 and T4.
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