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A Study on Comparison of Different Feeding Systems on Growth and Economic Performance of Goats Reared under Semi-arid Region

P. Senthilkumar, V. Sankar, N. Sri Balaji, P. Nalini, J. Muralidharan, L. Arun.


A study was conducted to compare the different feeding system in three monthÂ’s old weaned Salem Black kids in both the sexes. Animals were divided in to five treatment groups each contains six kids for male and female separately. All the animals were allowed for full day grazing. In addition to grazing group I kids were fed with concentrate feed @ 1% of body weight (BW), group II concentrate feed @ 1.5% of BW, group III ground maize grain @ 1% of BW, group IV Ground nut oil cake (GNC) @ 1% of BW and group V serve as a control reared only with grazing for the period of 9 months. The growth rate and ADG of goats were significantly (P

Key words: Economics, Extensive grazing system, Feeding system, Growth performance

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