Substitution of Leucaena hay for oil seed cake meal in total mixed rations for goats

Show simple item record Leketa, Khabane Hassen, Abubeker Donkin, Edward Francis Akanmu, Abiodun Mayowa 2020-07-11T13:50:49Z 2020-07-11T13:50:49Z 2019-11
dc.description.abstract This study investigated the effects of incorporating different protein sources (oil seed cakes versus Leucaena leucocephala hay) in a total mixed ration (TMR) on intake, digestibility, growth and carcass meat quality of Saanen goats. Sixteen Saanen male goats were allocated to TMR diets formulated with or without L. leucocephala hay at 25% of total dry matter (DM). The TMRs were formulated to be iso-nitrogenous, isocaloric and iso-neutral detergent fibre using two sources of crude protein from Leucaena hay or oilseed cake meal (OSCM), which is a blend of soybean, sunflower and cottonseed cake meal. Data were collected on nutrient digestibility and carcass quality parameters. The goats fed TMR with Leucaena had greater (P <0.05) dry matter intake compared with those fed the control diet. In contrast, the digestibility of DM, organic matter, crude protein, neutral detergent fibre, acid detergent fibre and feed conversion ratio did not differ (P >0.05) between the two dietary treatments. Between treatments, no differences were detected for slaughter bodyweight, empty bodyweight carcass weight, and dressing percentage. Nor were differences detected (P >0.05) for cooking loss percentage, back fat cover, and area of eye muscle (longissimus dorsi) and WarnerBratzler shear force between goats fed the two TMR diets. Replacing a portion of oilseed cake meal at 15% DM with Leucaena hay at 25% DM in TMR for Saanen goats would help rural farmers to reduce the cost of feeding. en_ZA
dc.description.department Animal and Wildlife Sciences en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2020 en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Leketa, K., Hassen, A., Donkin, E.F. & Akanmu, A.M. 2019, 'Substitution of Leucaena hay for oil seed cake meal in total mixed rations for goats', South African Journal of Animal Science, vol. 49, no. 5, pp. 932-941. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2221-4062 (online)
dc.identifier.issn 0375-1589 (print)
dc.identifier.other 10.4314/sajas.v49i5.17
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Bureau for Scientific Publications en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019. The Authors. Under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 South African Licence. ( en_ZA
dc.subject Body composition en_ZA
dc.subject Digestibility en_ZA
dc.subject Feed intake en_ZA
dc.subject Growth en_ZA
dc.subject Meat quality en_ZA
dc.subject Saanen goats en_ZA
dc.subject Protein sources en_ZA
dc.subject Carcass meat en_ZA
dc.subject Growth en_ZA
dc.subject Oil seed cakes en_ZA
dc.subject Leucaena leucocephala hay en_ZA
dc.subject Total mixed ration (TMR) en_ZA
dc.subject Intake en_ZA
dc.subject Digestibility en_ZA
dc.title Substitution of Leucaena hay for oil seed cake meal in total mixed rations for goats en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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