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ISSN: 2637-4676

Current Investigations in Agriculture and Current Research

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-4676)

Performance of West African Dwarf (Wad) Goats Fed Dietary Levels of Boiled Rubber Seed Meal (Hevea Brasiliensis)

Volume 4 - Issue 5

Metiabasi D Udo1*, F O Ahamefule2, JA Ibaewuchi2 and Glory D Eyoh1

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    • 1Department of Animal science, Akwa Ibom State University, Nigeria
    • 2Department of Animal Production and Livestock Management, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Metiabasi D Udo, Department of Animal science, Akwa Ibom State University, Uyo, Nigeria

Received: September 18, 2018;   Published: September 25, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/CIACR.2018.04.000198

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Effect of boiled rubber seed meal (BRSM) based diets on the performance of West African Dwarf (WAD) bucks was investigated. Four groups of WADS were randomly fed with the 4 experimental diets (A–D) formulated to contain 0, 10, 20 and 30% BRSM. The experiment lasted for 56 days. Average daily feed intake (g) were 417.90; 428.93; 322.00 and 288.10 for diets A, B, C, D, and the corresponding average daily weight gain was 31.69, 53.92, 46.62, and 34.64 respectively. Feed/gain ratio was 6.90 for goats fed diet C and 7.95 for those fed with diet B. Feed cost per Kg weight gain was N 115.29 for diet C and N 120.42 for diet B. The warm carcass and dressing % were insignificant among the 4 treatment groups, but goats fed diet C showed superiority. Legs, shoulder, sets and bone to lean ratio differed significantly between the treatment groups.

Keywords: Conventional; Non-Conventional; Rubber Seed; West African Dwarf Goats

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