Carcass Yield and Whole Sale Cuts of West African Dwarf Goats fed Panicum maximum Supplemented with Bambara Nut Offal and Cereal Spent Grains Based Supplement Diets
The study evaluated the carcass yield and whole sale cuts of sixteen growing West African dwarf bucks fed Panicum maximum supplemented with bambara nut offal and cereal spent grains. The goats were allotted into four (4) treatments of four goats each. The goats were fed Panicum maximum at 250 g/goat/day and a concentrate supplement diet at 150 g per goat/day for a duration of fifty six (56) days. Known volume of water was served, feed and water intake were monitored and recorded The experimental design was a completely randomized design, data were analysed using a one way analysis of variance and least significant difference to separate the significant means using SPSS statistical package for windows 23 , 2015 version .Concentrate and browse samples were analysed using the methods of AOAC (2000) Daily forage intake, total daily feed intake and daily water intake (390.50 – 405.00 ml ) values were all not significantly (p<0.05) different across the treatment means. Daily supplement intake (78.33 – 91.80 g) showed a slight significance (P<0.05). .All the carcass yield and whole sale cut parameters were not significant (P<0.05). It was therefore concluded that Panicum maximum as well as bambara nut offal and cereal spent grain based supplement diets did not significantly influence the carcass yield and whole sale cuts of yearling West African Dwarf goats.
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