International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Effects of concentrate supplementary feeding on performance growth and reproduction in local goats
Author(s): K Senthil Kumar and M Daisy
Abstract: A participatory action research was conducted among goat farmers of Puduchatram Block of Namakkal district, Tamil Nadu for promotion of balanced supplementary feeding practices. Three hundred goats carrying last trimester of pregnancy were utilized and divided into treatment (T1) and control (T0) groups having one hundred and fifty goats in each. In addition with grazing, treatment groups were fed with 250 gm of supplementary concentrate feed per day one month prior and after kidding. The control group was maintained with grazing alone. The reproductive, growth performance of does and kids were observed and data were subjected to statistical analysis. The results revealed that, average body weight gain of does significantly (P≤0.01) higher in T1 group (1.30 Kg) than T0 group during the last month of gestation. The average birth weight of kids from T1 group (2.15 Kg) were significantly higher than control group (1.70 Kg) and maintained higher average daily gain up to weaning. Number of service per pregnancy in T1 was 1.20± 0.66 less than control Group 1.40± 0.53. It could be concluded that the supplementary balanced feeding could improve the reproductive performance of does and produces positive impact on growth of kids.
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K Senthil Kumar, M Daisy. Effects of concentrate supplementary feeding on performance growth and reproduction in local goats. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):265-267.