International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 2 (2018)
Proximate composition of commonly available feed and fodder at ARC-CSWRI, Bikaner
Author(s): T Bothra, Vijay Kumar, SC Goswami, AK Patel, HK Narula and D Jain
Abstract: A preliminary investigation was carried out to evaluate the proximate principles of commonly available feed and fodders (Cenchrus setigerous, Lasiurus sindicus, Cenchrus biflorus Andropogan laniger, Tribulus terrestris, Heteropogon contortus, Calligonum polygonoides Aristidia funiculate, Aeruato mentosa, Capparis deciduas and Zizyphus numularia). These fodder plants were collected from ARC-CSWRI, Bikaner (Rajasthan) and proximate composition was estimated as per the specifications of AOAC (2005). The results of study showed the proximate values of the feeds available in that region which were in range between 4.16-12.94% crude protein, 1.01-2.11% ether extract, 9.21-35.12% crude fiber 47.15-71.61% nitrogen free extract and 4.67-17.67% total ash. This study would be helpful to develop the data base of fodder available in arid region of Bikaner (Rajasthan), which may be a supportive tool for fodder policy decision regarding community pastureland development.
Pages: 2031-2032 | 331 Views 6 Downloads
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T Bothra, Vijay Kumar, SC Goswami, AK Patel, HK Narula, D Jain. Proximate composition of commonly available feed and fodder at ARC-CSWRI, Bikaner. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(2):2031-2032.