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The Effects of Using Groundnut Hay and Concentrates on Performance and Physical Measurements of Post-Weaned Desert Lambs (Tribal Subtypes Hamari and Kabashi) in Kordofan Region, Sudan

The Effects of Using Groundnut Hay and Concentrates on Performance and Physical Measurements of Post-Weaned Desert Lambs (Tribal Subtypes Hamari and Kabashi) in Kordofan Region, Sudan

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Title: The Effects of Using Groundnut Hay and Concentrates on Performance and Physical Measurements of Post-Weaned Desert Lambs (Tribal Subtypes Hamari and Kabashi) in Kordofan Region, Sudan
Author: M.A., Mohamed Ali; I.M., Tibin
Abstract: Twenty Kabashi weaned male lambs (4 months old and average live weight 25.25 Kg) and similar number of Hamari lambs were used for growth performance and different body measurements for a post-weaning period (60 days). Ten lambs, five from each subtype, were left free grazing. Similar numbers of animals were kept on experimental diet. Body weights and physical measurements were recorded weekly for eight weeks. Pen fed lambs had higher body gains, food conversion ratios (FCR) and increased physical measurements compared to free grazing ones. Pen fed Hamari lambs recorded higher length of the legs whereas Kabashi had better values for heart girth and pelvic cavity. The latter subtype also had higher daily gains (0.152 Vs 0.144 Kg) and total gains (9.10 Vs 8.64 Kg) as well as better FCR (6.88 Vs 7.53). The study also concluded that groundnut hay can be used successfully as basal feed for fattening lambs in sudan
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/22737


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