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

  • Alih, P.A. Department of Animal Production, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria
  • Ajagbe, A.D. Department of Animal Production, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria
  • Effienokwu, J.N. Department of Science Laboratory Technology , Delta State Polytechnic, Ogwashi-Uku, Nigeria
  • Odiba, J. Department of Animal Science, Federal University, Kashere, Nigeria
  • Apeh, U.J. Department of Animal Science, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria
  • Abalaka, E.O. Department of Animal Production, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria
Keywords: Carcass Yield, Whole Sale Cuts, Feed Intake, Concentrate, West African Dwarf Goats.

Abstract

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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Published
2021-08-06
How to Cite
Alih, P.A., Ajagbe, A.D., Effienokwu, J.N., Odiba, J., Apeh, U.J., & Abalaka, E.O. (2021). 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. Nigerian Journal of Animal Science and Technology (NJAST), 4(2), 93 - 98. Retrieved from https://njast.com.ng/index.php/home/article/view/151