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Effect of Feeding Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea) Leaves on The Growth Performances and Carcass Characters of Crossbred Barrows (Landrace X Desi)

Carolina Potshangbam, Mukesh Singh, Sarada Prasanna Sahoo, Anup Kumar Singh, Gyanendra Kumar Gaur, B.H.M Patel, Sunil E Jadhav.


The present study was designed to analyse the effect of in locally available culled cauliflower leaves with standard conventional ration growth, carcass quality and behaviour along with its economical utility in pig rearing. So, 18 crossbred of 5 to 6 months of age (Landrace x desi) barrows were selected randomly and divided into three groups T0 (control) fed control diet without cauliflower leaves, T1 (treatment 1) cauliflower leaves fed @ 10% of DM with ad lib concentrate and T2 (treatment 2)15% of DM of cauliflower leaves with ad lib concentrate were offered. Each group consists of six animals and each group consists of three unit, in each unit two animal are kept as group for the experiment trial. The parameters with respective to growth, carcass, and economy were recorded as per standard procedures. Results revealed that the mean average daily weight gain (ADG) in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd fortnight was significantly (P

Key words: Growth performance, Pig rearing, Carcass, Cauliflower

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