Performance of Beetal Goats and Lohi Sheep Under Different Feeding Management Systems

Nasrullah; Abdullah, M.; Baber, M. E.; Jabbar, M. A.; Javed, K.; Nasir, M.
February 2013
Pakistan Journal of Zoology;2013, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p107
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which examined the performance of goats and sheep fed with Lucerne under different feeding management systems such as grazing only, grazing with pen feeding, and pen feeding only. The study used 45 female Beetal goats and 45 female Lohi sheep, which were divided according to the three feeding systems. It says that feed intake and weight gain of animals were assessed for three month period. Result shows that intake of dry matter and neutral detergent fiber are highest under grazing only system. It mentions that sheep consume more dry matter and neutral detergent fiber than goats in all feeding system. Moreover, grazing only showed the highest average daily gain, while the pen feeding showed the lowest for both goats and sheep.


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