Effect of feeding straw based densified feed pellets on performance of lactating crossbred cows

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.11249    | Article Id: B-2919 | Page : 523-525
Citation :- Effect of feeding straw based densified feed pellets on performanceof lactating crossbred cows .Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2016.(50):523-525

Sandeep Meel*, Rohit Charan, Praveen Kaushik, R. Kumawat and P. Yadav

sandeepmeel07@gmail.com
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Department of Animal Nutrition, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner-335 501, Jaipur

Submitted Date : 14-01-2015
Accepted Date : 25-05-2015

Abstract

The objective of this study was to observe the effect of feeding densified feed pellets (WSDFP) to lactating crossbred cows. Eight lactating crossbred cows were divided into two groups. Animals in T1 were fed wheat straw and concentrate mixed in a ratio of 30:70 whereas in T2 group these were converted into pellets. The mean dry matter intake was 9.50±0.13, 12.70±0.17 in T1 to T2, which was significantly (p£0.05) higher in T2 group. There was no effect on digestibility of different nutrients between control and treatment group. Effect of treatment on percent milk fat, milk protein and solid not fat was found statistically non-significant. The net profit was 26.22 % higher in WSDFP than control group. The feed cost per kg milk was 7.41 % lower in WSDFP group in comparison to the control group and FCE was also comparable between WSDFP group (1.63) and the control group (1.55).  The study revealed that feeding of wheat straw based densified feed pellets was more economic, less laborious than conventional feeding.

Keywords

Densified feed pellet DM intake Fat Net profit SNF

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