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Effect on Morphometric Characters of Weaned Kids of Sirohi Goat Fed with Different Levels of Concentrates

Hanuman Lal Nehra,Athar Uddin,Vinod Bhateshwar.


The present research work entitled “Effect on morphometric characters of weaned kids of Sirohi goat fed with different levels of concentrates” was carried out to study the effect of concentrate feeding on morphometric characters. Twenty four kids of Sirohi breed between 3-4 months age were randomly selected on the basis of uniform body weight, age and divided into 3 groups of 8 kids each at the goat farm of S.K.N. College of Agriculture, Jobner. Group T1 served as control supplemented with 50 g concentrate per kid per day for 3 months. Group T2 (treatment) supplemented with 50, 100 and 150 g concentrate and T3 (treatment) with 100, 150 and 200 g concentrate per head per day for 1st, 2nd and 3rd month, respectively. Other management practices were similar for each group. Fodder of khejri loom (Prosopis cineraria) was offered ad-libitum to all groups. Morphometric characters viz., body length, height at withers, heart girth and paunch girth of kids was recorded fortnightly. The overall increase in body length was 6.44, 7.62 and 8.25 cm, heart girth was 6.39, 7.15 and 8.09 cm, height was 6.80, 7.07 and 7.89 cm and paunch girth was 7.72, 8.20 and 9.05 cm in group T1, T2 and T3 groups, respectively. It is concluded from the results that the higher quantity of concentrate supplemented kids shown maximum body lengths, heart girth and paunch girth. While height at wither had non-significant effect over different treatments.

Key words: Morphometric Characters, Sirohi Goat Kids, Concentrates

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