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Dry matter intake, dry matter digestibility and growth performance in goats fed grass-based diet (Brachiaria or Cenchrus) compared with a concentrate-based diet

Ruvuga, Peter and Wredle, Ewa and Fupi, George Ferdinand and Mtwange, Christopher Augustino and Kasiba, Boniface Richard and Selemani, Ismail Saidi and Kronqvist, Cecilia (2022). Dry matter intake, dry matter digestibility and growth performance in goats fed grass-based diet (Brachiaria or Cenchrus) compared with a concentrate-based diet. African Journal of Agricultural Research. 18 :1 , 52-57
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Dry matter digestibility (DMD), dry matter intake (DMI) and growth performance of concentrate- and forage-based diets were investigated using 24 growing Blended goats (12 males, 12 females) weighing 16.5±1.2 kg (mean±sd). Goats were blocked by sex and assigned randomly to three dietary treatments that were fed for 10 weeks, after two weeks of adaptation. Dietary treatments were MRG (40% maize bran, 40% rice bran, 20% Gliricidia leaf meal), BG (80% Brachiaria brizantha cv. Piatã, 20% Gliricidia leaf meal) and CG (80% Cenchrus ciliaris, 20% Gliricidia leaf meal). All diets contained sufficient nutrients to meet the requirements of growing goats. The MRG diet had lower DMI than CG, likely because MRG had small particle size and goats adapted slowly to that diet. Average daily weight gain was 10.7, 9.9 and 22.8 g/day for MRG, BG, and CG respectively, and did not differ among the diets. Goats fed MRG had lower overall live weight change than goats fed CG, while goats fed BG were intermediate. These findings indicate that B. brizantha cv. Piatã and C. ciliaris are equally useful as supplementary feedstuffs for growing goats during the dry season.

Authors/Creators:Ruvuga, Peter and Wredle, Ewa and Fupi, George Ferdinand and Mtwange, Christopher Augustino and Kasiba, Boniface Richard and Selemani, Ismail Saidi and Kronqvist, Cecilia
Title:Dry matter intake, dry matter digestibility and growth performance in goats fed grass-based diet (Brachiaria or Cenchrus) compared with a concentrate-based diet
Series Name/Journal:African Journal of Agricultural Research
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:18
Number:1
Page range:52-57
Number of Pages:6
ISSN:1991-637X
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 402 Animal and Dairy Science > Animal and Dairy Science.
Keywords:Brachiaria brizantha cv. Piatã, Cenchrus ciliaris, maize bran, rice polish, Gliricidia sepium
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114663
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-114663
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DOI10.5897/AJAR2021.15785
ID Code:28793
Faculty:VH - Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science
Department:(VH) > Dept. of Animal Nutrition and Management
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:06 Sep 2022 12:25
Metadata Last Modified:06 Sep 2022 12:31

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