The Growth Performance of West African Dwarf goats Fed Diets Containing Graded Levels of Rhizopus oligosporus -Treated Rice Husk as a Replacement for Palm Kernel Cake

  • Ogunbajo, S. A. Department of Animal Production, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State
  • Belewu, M. A. Department of Animal Production, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State
Keywords: Rhizopus oligosporus, nutrient intake, body weight changes

Abstract

Thirty six (36) apparently healthy weaned West African Dwarf (WAD) goats of mixed sexes were fed diets containing levels of Rhizopus oligosporus-Treated Rice Husk (RoTRH) as a replacement for palm kernel cake in a Complete Randomized Design (CRD) for a period of eight (8) weeks. The body weight changes, nutrients intake and digestibilities were determined. The nutrient intake, digestibility and growth performance of animals in this experiment suggests that RoTRH can serve as a very valuable alternative and cheap feed ingredient for feed production. It was concluded that 20 % inclusion of RoTRH in the diets of goats is an effective means of reducing the level of dependence on and competition for conventional feedstuffs between man and livestock. 

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Published
2021-08-06
How to Cite
Ogunbajo, S. A., & Belewu, M. A. (2021). The Growth Performance of West African Dwarf goats Fed Diets Containing Graded Levels of Rhizopus oligosporus -Treated Rice Husk as a Replacement for Palm Kernel Cake . Nigerian Journal of Animal Science and Technology (NJAST), 4(2), 58 - 66. Retrieved from https://njast.com.ng/index.php/home/article/view/147