The utilization of complete diets containing soyabeab haulms by goats

  • IF Adu
  • CU Osuhor
Keywords: complete diets, soybean hnulms, feed utilization, goats


Sixteen Yearling Red Sokoto goats were used to determine the effect of complete diet feeding on intake and  nutrient utilization of diets based on soyabenn haulm. Three diets in which soyabean hnuJm constituted 40, 50 and 60% of the mixture were compared with a control diet in which soyabean haulm was offered separately but supplemented with a concentrate mixture. Total feed infoke, liveweight gain and feed efficiency were significantly (P0.05) better in goats fed complete diets pm·ticularly at the 40 and 50 levels of soynbeun haulm  inclusion. The results of the study showed th!'lt the utilization of soyabean haulm can be further enhanced by mixing it with other concentrnte feeds.

Key words: complete diets, soybean hnulms, feed utilization, goats.


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