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Nutritive Value of Some Agro–Industrial By–Products as Supplement to Guinea Grass (Panicum Maximum) By Sokoto Gudali Calf

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  • Funmilayo O. BAMIGBOYE

    (Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti)

  • A. J. Igbekoyi

    (Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

  • O. J. Babayemi

    (Department of Animal Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

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Supplementation value of some agro–industrial by–products was assessed by 12 Sokoto Gudali calves in a Completely Randomized Design. Four test diets were formulated: Palm Kernel Cake (PKC), Brewer’s Dried Grain (BDG), Wheat Offal (WO) and combinations of PKC + BDG + WO based diets while Guinea grass was fed as the basal diet. Diet A (33.25 % PKC), diet B (33.25 % BDG), diet C (33.25 % WO) and diet D (11.08 % PKC + 11.08 % BDG + 11.08 % WO) were included in the formulated diets. The proximate composition of the diets and performance characteristics of calves on these diets were assessed using standard procedures. Diet D was observed to have the highest CP, CF and ether extract (28.3, 34.0 and 20.0 % respectively) while diet C followed a direct inverse trend of this in terms of DM, CP and CF (55.8, 22.6 and 23.0 % respectively). Results also showed that there were not significant differences among the treatments in final weight, weight gain, daily weight gain and the feed conversion ratio but diet A was significantly different (P

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  • Funmilayo O. BAMIGBOYE & A. J. Igbekoyi & O. J. Babayemi, 2014. "Nutritive Value of Some Agro–Industrial By–Products as Supplement to Guinea Grass (Panicum Maximum) By Sokoto Gudali Calf," Journal of Nutrients, Conscientia Beam, vol. 1(1), pages 1-6.
  • Handle: RePEc:pkp:jounut:2014:p:1-6
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