Abstract

An experiment was carried out on fifteen growing female goats (50% Barberi 6, Kiko 6 and Khari 6) at the Agriculture Research Station (Goat), Bandipur for 90 days. Female goats of an average six months age and of body weight 7.82 kg were allocated into three groups having five animals in each group by using Complete Randomized Design (CRD). For T1 and T2 concentrate mixture was composed by using procured feed ingredients with 16% crude protein level while T3 was fed with commercial feed. Experimental animals of T1 group was provided forest mixed fodder (adlib) + formaldehyde treated sesame cake included concentrate mixture @ 1.5% of body weight, T2 group was provided forest mixed fodder (adlib) + sesame cake included concentrate mixture @ 1.5% of body weight whereas T3 was provided forest mixed fodder (adlib) + commercial concentrate mixture @ 1.5% of body weight. Experiment revealed that higher intake of concentrate feed was recorded for T3 (139.79 g) followed by T2 (123.1 g) and T1 (116.36 g) which was highly significant (P<0.001) among diet groups. Similarly, fodder intake was noted significantly higher (P<0.001) among diet groups (1425.1 g, 1422.5 g and 1321.4 g for T2, T1 and T3, respectively). Feed intake of different genotypes of goats was found to be non-significant whereas fodder intake was found to be significant (P<0.05) among goat breeds. In addition, feed conversion ratio per kg body weight gain was observed higher for T3 (13.25:1) followed by T2 (12.52:1) and T1 (11.91:1). Likewise, daily crude protein intake was found higher for T2 (82.59 g) followed by T1 (81.4 g) and T3 (79.13g) whereas crude protein expenditure per kg weight gain was found to be higher in T3 (1.6 kg) followed by T2 (1.52 kg) and T1 (1.44 kg) which was none significant among diet groups. Initial body weight of T1, T2 and T3 was 7.55 kg, 8.0 kg and 7.9 kg, respectively that reached 12.95 kg, 12.65 kg and 12.25 kg during 90 days of experiment for T1, T2 and T3, respectively. Both init

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TIWARI, D. ADHIKARI, D.P. ADHIKARI, R.P. GHIMIRE, S.H. GHIMIRE, M.R.. Effect of Formaldehyde Treated Sesame Cake Feeding on Growth Performnce of Growing Female Goats in Fodder based Basal Diet. Global Journal of Science Frontier Research, [S.l.], oct. 2013. ISSN 2249-4626. Available at: <https://journalofscience.org/index.php/GJSFR/article/view/953>. Date accessed: 17 jan. 2022.