Abstract

Growth comparison of goats fed with treated and none treated soybean cake is not evaluated so far in Nepal. Therefore, an experiment was carried out on eighteen growing female goats (50% Jamunapari 6, 50% Barberi 6 and Kiko goats 6) at the Agriculture Research Station (Goat), Bandipur for 90 days after an adaptation period of 7 days. Female goats of average five months age having body weight 11.86 kg were allocated into three groups having six animals in each group by using Complete Randomized Design (CRD). For T1 and T2 concentrate mixture were 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) + treated soybean cake included concentrate mixture @ 1.5% of body weight, T2 group was provided forest mixed fodder (adlib) + untreated soybean 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 T1 (207.6 g) followed by T3 (199.58 g) and T2 (193.87 g) which was highly significant (P<0.001) among diet groups. Similarly, fodder intake was also noted significantly higher (P<0.001) among diet groups (1969.5 g, 1967.6 g and 1942 g for T2, T3 and T1, respectively). Feed and fodder intake of different genotypes of goats was found to be non-significant among goat breeds. In addition, feed conversion ratio per kg body weight gain was observed higher for T3 (22.49:1) followed by T2 (17.57:1) and T1 (16.24:1). Similarly, initial body weight of T1, T2 and T3 was 12.15 kg, 11.25 kg and 12.18 kg respectively that reached 17.66 kg, 16.33 kg and 16.40 kg during 90 days of experiment for T1, T2 and T3, respectively. Both initial and final body weight was non-significant among diet groups. Similarly, there was also non-significant effect of goat breed on body weight gain. T

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TIWARI, D. ADHIKARY, D.P. ADHIKARY, R.P. GHIMIRE, S.H. GHIMIRE, M.R.. Effect of Heat Treated Soybean 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/957>. Date accessed: 14 aug. 2022.