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Researcher Gebremedhin, Weldegerima Kide
Advisor Desai, B. G.
Source KrishiKosh-Indian National Agricultural Research System
Content type Text
Educational Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Publisher DBSKKV
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Genetics and evolution ♦ Plants (Botany) ♦ Technology ♦ Agriculture & related technologies ♦ Animal husbandry
Subject Keyword Animal Husbandry ♦ Animal Breeding and Genetics
Abstract It is well-accepted fact that feeding animals is incomplete without including green fodder in their diet. Therefore, this experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of feeding hydroponically sprouted maize and barley fodder for Konkan Kanyal goats. The experiment was conducted at the Instructional livestock farm, College of Agriculture, Dapoli-415712, District Ratnagiri (M.S)-India. Eighteen growing male kids of 3-7 months old with average live body weight of 11.01±0.26 kg were divided into six treatments (3 animals each) randomly to receive one of the treatment diets viz. T0-Finger millet straw(FMS)100%; T1- FMS + hydroponic maize fodder (HMF) 80%:20%; T2-FMS + hydroponic barley fodder(HBF) 80%:20%; T3-FMS + HMF 60%:40%; T4-FMS + HBF 60%:40%; T5-FMS + HMF + HBF 60%:20%:20% for 97 days. After adaptation to the experimental diet, digestibility trial was conducted individually to evaluate digestibility of experimental feed and estimated body weight gain, feed conversion efficiency and economics of the experimental fodder fed to growing kids. Results denoted a significant (P < 0.05) improvement in DM intake, feed conversion efficiency, average body weight gain, economics of feeding and cost benefit ratio as 415.36±11.51g/d, 12.15±0.80 %, 61.93±4.35 g/d, 1306.10 Rs. and 2.6 was recorded for T3. While, the lowest (P > 0.05) values as 317.54±16.67 g/d, -0.47±0.89 %, -1.17±3.99 g/d, -697.71 Rs. and -0.02 was recorded for T0. It can be concluded that feeding of hydroponically sprouted maize and barley fodder to growing kids increased the digestibility of nutrients, body weight gain and feed conversion efficiency leading to increase in net profit.
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Thesis
Publisher Place Dapoli
Size (in Bytes) 4.72 MB
Page Count 217