A note on concentrate: legume hay ratio in fattening yankasa sheep.
Twenty Yankasa rams, about 1.5 years and weighing between 20 and 25kg were randomly alloted to four treatment group of 5 animals each. The groups were used to study the effect of feeding concentrate and groundnut haulms in the ratio of 0:1 (A); 1:1 (B); 1:3 (C); 3:1 (D) on feedlot performance. All animals were fed at 4% of body weight in individual pens through the 86 day experimental period. Total dry matter intake was significantly (P<0.05) highest for Group D and lowest for Group A. It costs least to feed Group A animals but cost of feed per weight gain was least for Group D. Liveweight gain was highest for Group D, which utilized feed most efficiently.
Key words: Fattening, Yankasa, Sheep, Concentrate, Legume, hay.