UTILIZATION OF COMPLETE DIET CONTAINING SUGARCANE PEELS MEAL USED IN FEEDING GROWING KANO BROWN GOATS

Published in Scientific Papers. Series D. Animal Science, Vol. LXI, Issue 1
Written by Garba SALEH, John Adisa AYOADE

This study was conducted for the nutritional evaluations of sugarcane peels as the replacement for maize offal in the diet of growing Kano brown goats for ninety days. Four different diets were formulated containing sugarcane peels to replace maize offal at 0, 25, 50 and 75% coded as A, B, C and D respectively, were compared. Twenty (20) growing Kano brown goats were used for the study. The goats were allocated to each treatment and used to evaluate the effect of feeding sugarcane peels diets on performance, apparent digestibility and economics of production. Results of the performance shows the average initial body weight and average final body weight were not significantly affected (P>0.05). Total feed cost per kg and total variable cost of production reduced as the inclusion levels of sugarcane peels increased from 0 – 75% as replacement level for maize offal without any effect on the performance of goats. Therefore, this study recommends that sugarcane peels meal can be incorporated into the diets of goats up to 75% as replacement levels without affecting the performance and nutrients digestibility.

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SALEH G., AYOADE J.A. 2018, UTILIZATION OF COMPLETE DIET CONTAINING SUGARCANE PEELS MEAL USED IN FEEDING GROWING KANO BROWN GOATS. Scientific Papers. Series D. Animal Science, Vol. LXI, Issue 1, ISSN 2285-5750, 61-66.


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