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Researcher Saini, Lalit Kumar
Advisor Singh, B. P.
Source KrishiKosh-Indian National Agricultural Research System
Content type Text
Educational Degree Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Publisher MPUAT
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Agriculture & related technologies ♦ Animal husbandry
Subject Keyword Comparative ♦ Utilization ♦ Methi Straw ♦ Trigonella Foenum ♦ Sheep ♦ Goats ♦ Comparative Study On Utilization of Methi Straw (trigonella Foenum-graecum L.) By Sheep and Goats ♦ Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education
Abstract The study conducted to find out the utilization of methi straw by sheep and goats, at the Livestock Farm, Rajasthan College of Agriculture, Udaipur. The main objectives of the study were to measure the voluntary intake, digestibility of nutrients, rate of passage of feed residues through the digestive tract and effect of two times v/s three times feeding on intake in sheep and goats. Five apparently healthy animals each of sheep (Sonadi and Corriedale) and goat (Sirohi) were selected for the experiment. Methi straw was the sole feed offered to all animals throughout the experimental period along with mineral lick. Fresh clean and wholesome water was offered twice a day to all the animals. The chemical composition of methi straw was 88.50 % DM, 88.40 % OM, 11.50 % CP, 37.00 % CF, 1.20 % EE, 38.70 % NFE and 11.60 % ash on dry matter basis. The digestibility coefficients of methi straw for sheep was 58.21, 63.04, 65.78, 62.55, 78.20 and 55.09 % and for goats was 61.84, 60.00, 72.33, 68.04, 75.29 and 57.09 %, respectively for DM, OM, CP, CF, EE and NFE. The digestibility coefficient of CF and CP was significantly (P < 0.05) higher in goats as compared to sheep. Digestibility coefficients for other nutrients namely OM, EE and NFE were statistically non-significant between sheep and goats. The DM intake on per cent body weight basis and metabolic body size basis was 3.06 and 62.93 for sheep and 3.34 and 69.12 for goats on two times feeding basis. It was revealed that goats consume significantly (P < 0.01) higher DM as compared to sheep. The DM intake (% B.W.) and DM intake (g/kg W0.75) was 3.52 and 72.33 for sheep and 3.71 and 77.58 for goats during the second phase of three times feeding. On increasing the frequency of feeding, it was revealed that sheep and goats consume significantly (P < 0.01) higher dry matter in case of three times feeding as compared with two times feeding. The DCP intake and TDN intake (g/day/animal) were 47.68 and 336.41, respectively for sheep and 57.58 and 396.56, respectively for goats during three times feeding. * PG Scholar, Department of Animal Production, RCA, Udaipur.
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Thesis
Publisher Place Udaipur
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