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Authors: Nehru, P. Arun
Gnanaraj, P. Tensingh
Thamilvanan, Thanga.
Radhakrishnan, L.
Sundaram, S. Meenakshi
Pothiappan, P.
Title: Economics Of Feeding Under Varying Levels Of Dried Distillers Grains In Tellicherry Kids
Other Titles: Ind. J. Vet. & Anim. Sci. Res.
Publisher: TANUVAS, Chennai
Language: en_US
Type: Article
Pages: 105-109
Volume: 44
Series/Report no.: ;02
Agrotags: Veterinary Science
Keywords: Veterinary Science, Tellicherry kids, dried distillers grains, economics
Abstract: A trial was conducted to assess the post weaning growth performance of Tellicherry kids by feeding varying levels of dried distillers grains (DDG) in an organized goat farm, Chennai. Thirty six numbers of early weaned Tellicherry male kids aged around 2 months were randomly selected and allotted to four groups. Each group consisted of nine kids and all animals were reared under similar intensive system of management. The kids were fed with concentrate and roughage in a ratio of 60:40 based on 4 per cent body weight. Pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan) straw was used as a sole source of roughage. The concentrate mixture contained varying levels of dried distillers grains (0, 5, 10 and 15 per cent) and other ingredients. Body weight and body measurements were taken once in fortnight. Economics was calculated on using this DDG. The dry matter intake and feed conversion ratio showed no significant difference between the study groups. The cost per kg weight gain for the diets containing 0, 5, 10 and 15 per cent dried distillers grains was Rs. 191.48, Rs. 176.80, Rs. 155.35 and Rs. 138.95 respectively. In the respective treatment groups, the net return per animal was Rs. 350.11, Rs. 570.78, Rs. 953.51 and Rs. 1327.42 respectively.
Issue Date: 2015-03
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