Effect of milk replacer on kid performance among small holder farmers

Authors

  • MZ Rahman Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka-1341
  • MAI Talukder Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka-1341
  • Md Yousuf Ali Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka-1341
  • Most Sumona Akter Veterinary Surgeon, Central Cattle Breeding and Dairy Farm, Savar, Dhaka-1341

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v2i2.29082

Keywords:

shotti, skim milk, live weight change, feed conversion efficiency

Abstract

An experiment was conducted with 15 Black Bengal kids of both sexes (in 3 groups) were fed two different milk replacer using ingredient shotti (T1), skim milk (T2) and no milk replacer- kids with mother, termed as control group (T0) at Southern agro trade, Subarnachar, Noakhali. The average total DM intake and milk dry matter intake were not significantly differed among the treatment group. Total dry matter intake was not affected by intake of liquid milk replacer or goat milk. The CP intake were ranged from 19.97 to 20.93 g/d. Total CP intake was not significantly differed among the group but T1 group was slightly higher(0.42 g/d) than T0 and T2. The amount of protein intake (g/d) was followed NRC (1985) recommendation. DMI from concentrate (g/d), DMI from green grass (g/d) and DMI from percent live weight were not significantly differed among the treatment groups. The average daily gain was not significantly (P>0.05) differed among the treatment group. The average growth rate (57.42 61.20 g/d) of all kid of Black Begal goat was lower than the Angora goats (115.00-125.00 g/d) and Alpine goats (153.00-258.00 g/d). Dry matter (DM) digestibility (%) was significantly (p<0.05) higher (74.45) in T1 group compare to other groups. CP digestibility was numerically higher in T1 group than other three groups. The digestibility of nutrient depends on physiology of kids, particularly the development and capacity of the digestive tract. The lower growth rate might be genetic characteristics of Black Bengal goat.

Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. June 2016, 2(2): 357-360

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MZ Rahman, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka-1341



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Published

2016-08-09

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Rahman, M., Talukder, M., Ali, M. Y., & Akter, M. S. (2016). Effect of milk replacer on kid performance among small holder farmers. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 2(2), 357–360. https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v2i2.29082

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