Use of Paper –Waste for Feeding Nubian Goat Kids

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Mohamed Yousif EL Daw
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University of Khartoum
Fourteen entire male Nubian goat kids of less than a year old were assigned randomly to four treatment groups A, B, C and D. Four rations, respective to treatment groups, were formulated as iso-nitrogenous iso-fibrous and semi-iso-caloric with waste paper included at 0, 5, 15 and 23% of the ration by weight, respectively. Group A was designed as a control group. Feeding was continued for 100 days after which animals were slaughtered and their carcass yield evaluated. Analysis of performance data showed no significant (P>0.05) treatment effect in all parameters studied with group C fed on 15% waste paper showing the heaviest final weight (18.73±2.23 kg) and best FCR (8.85). Increasing values of live weight gain were found among dietary treatments in the following order: C, D, B and A. Growth rates were significantly higher (P<0.05) for test group C (0.26) and D (0.31). Analysis of slaughter and carcass data showed no significant (P>0.05) treatment effect on both sets of parameters except for the weight of the leg cut and the percentage of the single short forequarter (P<0.05). Highest dressing-out percentage (50.52±2.25) was recorded for group D on 23% waste paper, The next highest value of dressing-out percentage was found in group C followed by B and A.. Economic evaluation showed group D to have the highest profitability (27.28%) with approximate, profit ratios 1:1:2:2 for group A, B, C and D, respectively. Waste paper can be easily prepared and fed successfully to Nubian goat kids without depressive effects on performance and carcass yield. Levels of 15-23% waste paper in the ration of Nubian goat kids were recommended on profitability basis.
University of Khartoum Waste Feeding Nubian Goat Goat Kids
Mohamed Yousif EL Daw, Use of Paper –Waste for Feeding Nubian Goat Kids. – Khartoum : University of Khartoum, 1996. - illus., 28 cm., M.Sc.