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Authors: Gunasekaran, S
Bandeswaran, C
Valli, C
Gopi, H
Title: Effect of Feeding Gliricidia sepium Leaves from Silvipasture Model of Agroforestry in Degraded Wastelands on Milk Yield and Its Composition in Milch Cows
Other Titles: International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
Publisher: Excellent Publishers
Language: en
Type: Article
Pages: 2420-2423
Volume: 6
Series/Report no.: ;10
Agrotags: Veterinary Science
Keywords: Gliricidia sepium, Milch cows, silvipasture Silvipasture model
Abstract: A lactation trial was conducted in crossbred (Jersey x Sindhi) milch cows for 60 days to study the effect of feeding Gliricidia sepium leaves from silvipasture model on the milk yield and its composition. The edible fresh fodder biomass yield from Gliricidia sepium (4 harvests / year) was 8.33 kg / tree. Fourteen mid-lactating dairy cows with an average body weight of 344.0 kg were randomly divided into two groups of seven each. In group I, Bajra -Napier hybrid grass (5.16 kg on dry matter basis) constitute the roughage part of the ration, in group II, wilted Gliricidia sepium leaves (0.70 on dry matter basis) was offered as partial replacement of green grass. The average dry matter intake in group I and II animals was 7.41 and 7.30 kg, respectively. The average daily milk yield (6.72 and 6.90 kg), milk fat (4.31 and 4.28 5 %) solid non-fat (8.10 and 8.02 %), milk protein (3.09 and 3.13 %) and lactose (4.20 ± 0.06 and 4.15 ± 0.08 %) in group I and group II were not altered significantly. Hence it is concluded that Gliricidia sepium can replace 15 % of green fodder in lactating crossbred cows without affecting milk yield and its composition.
Description: TNV_Ijcmas_2017_6(10)2420-2423
Issue Date: 2018-10
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