Use of Paper –Waste for Feeding Nubian Goat Kids

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1996
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Mohamed Yousif EL Daw
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University of Khartoum
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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.
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University of Khartoum Waste Feeding Nubian Goat Goat Kids
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Mohamed Yousif EL Daw, Use of Paper –Waste for Feeding Nubian Goat Kids. – Khartoum : University of Khartoum, 1996. - illus., 28 cm., M.Sc.