Effect of Urea Molasses Mineral Block (UMMB) on Nutrient Utilization in Deoni Bullocks under Sorghum (Sorghum Bicolor) Stover Based Feeding System
Ramachandra B Thirumalesh T Ashok Pawar Suranagi D M
Vol 2(3), 159-162
Four pairs of Deoni bullocks were fed only with sorghum and concentrate supplement (Control group – T0) and followed by urea molasses mineral block (UMMB) plus control diet (Treatment group – T1) to study the effect of UMMB on nutrient utilization for 21 days each. The DMI in T1 group was significantly ( ) increased (6.0 v/s 7.1 kg/d/h). The average intake of UMMB (kg/d) was 0.54 in bullocks of treatment group. The intake of OM, CP, CF and NFE were also significantly increased ( ) when compared to control group. The digestibility of DM, OM and CF were improved significantly () and DCP content of the diet was increased from 5.30 in T0 group to 6.22 in T1 group. It was concluded that UMMB supplementation in Deoni bullocks improved nutrient intake, digestibility and DCP content of the diet in sorghum based feeding system.
Keywords : Deoni bullock UMMB Nutrient intake Digestibility
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