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Performance of Goats Fed Bovine Rumen Content and Wheat Offal as Supplement to Groundnut Haulms (Published)

The experiment was conducted out to determine the performance of goats fed bovine rumen content-wheat offal as supplement to groundnut haulms. Four (4) goats with average weight of 16.63kg were used for the study. The animals were weighed and randomly assigned to four (4) dietary treatments in a 4*4 Latin square design (LSD) with 4 periods.  . The experimental diets were A= 100% rumen content (control), B=75% rumen content + 25%wheat offal, C= 50% rumen content + 50% wheat offal and D=25% rumen content + 75% wheat offal. Groundnut haulms were fed ad-libitum as the basal diet. Results showed variation (P<0.05) in the dry matter intake and Feacal output (g/day) among all the treatments. The digestibility of Crude Protein (CP) and Organic matter (OM) were not influenced (P>0.05) by supplementation with rumen content-wheat offal. There were significant (P<0.05) differences in Dry matter, Ether extract, Crude Fibre and dry matter digestibility between the treatments. Urinary nitrogen was higher for treatment B, there were no variations (P>0.05) between  and there was a significant (P<0.05) difference Nitrogen intake, feacal nitrogen and nitrogen retained among the treatment groups. In conclusion, for better performance in the live weight gain of goats, treatment D=25% rumen content and 75% wheat offal with groundnut haulms diet should be taken into cognisance.

Keywords: Goats, Performance, Rumen content mixture, goat

Performance of Goats Fed Bovine Rumen Content and Wheat Offal as Supplement to Groundnut Haulms (Published)

The experiment was conducted out to determine the performance of goats fed bovine rumen content-wheat offal as supplement to groundnut haulms. Four (4) goats with average weight of 16.63kg were used for the study. The animals were weighed and randomly assigned to four (4) dietary treatments in a 4*4 Latin square design (LSD) with 4 periods. . The experimental diets were A= 100% rumen content (control), B=75% rumen content + 25%wheat offal, C= 50% rumen content + 50% wheat offal and D=25% rumen content + 75% wheat offal. Groundnut haulms were fed ad-libitum as the basal diet. Results showed variation (P<0.05) in the dry matter intake and Feacal output (g/day) among all the treatments. The digestibility of Crude Protein (CP) and Organic matter (OM) were not influenced (P>0.05) by supplementation with rumen content-wheat offal. There were significant (P<0.05) differences in Dry matter, Ether extract, Crude Fibre and dry matter digestibility between the treatments. Urinary nitrogen was higher for treatment B, there were no variations (P>0.05) between and there was a significant (P<0.05) difference Nitrogen intake, feacal nitrogen and nitrogen retained among the treatment groups. In conclusion, for better performance in the live weight gain of goats, treatment D=25% rumen content and 75% wheat offal with groundnut haulms diet should be taken into cognisance.

Keywords: Goats, Performance, Rumen content mixture, goat

SHEEP AND GOAT PRODUCTION PRACTICES IN AGRO FORESTRY SYSTEMS OF GEDIO ZONE, SNNPR, ETHIOPA (Published)

The study was conducted to describe sheep and goat production practices in three Agro-ecological Woredas of Gedio zone southern, Ethiopia. A set of semi-structured questionnaire was used to collect information from 120 sheep and goat owners based on single-visit-interviews. 32.6% of them participate in crop production, 56.5% of them involved in both animal and crop production and 5% of them involved in crop production, animal production and off farm activity. Sheep flock in the study sites were significantly different; and 5.63 in wenago and 6.97 Walema sites and 3.4 kochera. Major feed resources were grazing (33.5%). The highest mortality rate occurred in suckling flock (16.24% lambs; 16.3 kids %), young flock (9.64 %lambs; 13.24% kids) and breeding females (ewes 12.06% and does 14.1%) in all study sites. Sheep and goat production in the studied areas was constrained by different problems; prioritized the major constraints as; availability and cost of feeds, limitation of land for the expansion of production and poor extension services. Integration of sheep and goat with other agricultural practices is the dominant systems in the area.

Keywords: Feeding, Marketing, Mortality, Sheep, fattening, goat, grazing