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Effect of Inclusion of Karanj Seed Cake (Pongamia glabra vent) on the Nutritive Value of Concentrate Mixtures in Goat Kids

Sonal Thakur B.S. Venkatarami Reddy T.M. Prabhu Vijay Kumar Agrawal
Vol 7(3), 129-134
DOI- http://dx.doi.org/10.5455/ijlr.20170225040322

A 6 day metabolic trial was conducted during midway of 119 days feeding trial on twenty growing goat kids in a completely randomized design to evaluate the nutritive value of solvent extracted karanj seed cake (Pongamia glabra vent)(SKC) and alkali treated SKC (AKC) in basal concentrate mixtures. The T1 group was offered groundnut cake (GNC) as a sole source of nitrogen whereas T2 and T3 group were offered SKC @ 8.09% and 16.18% of concentrate mixtures, respectively to replace 25% and 50% of GNC nitrogen. Similarly T4 and T5 were fed AKC @ 8.09% and 16.18% of concentrate mixtures, respectively to replace the 25% and 50% of GNC nitrogen. No significant effect of either SKC or AKC was observed on the DCP and TDN of concentrate mixtures. The study concludes that long term supplementation of SKC or AKC up to 50% replacement of conventional nitrogen source have no affect on DCP and TDN value of concentrate mixtures.

Keywords : Karanj (Pongamia glabra) Seed Cake Goat Kids DCP TDN

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