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Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition
Year : 1989, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : ( 365) Last page : ( 368)
Print ISSN : 0970-3209. Online ISSN : 2231-6744.

Rice Bean (Vigna umbellata) as a Feed for Adult Sheep

Krishna G., Mandal A.B., Paliwal V.K., Yadav K.R.

Department of Animal Nutrition, Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar125 004, India

Online published on 5 January, 2012.


The nutritive value of rice bean (Vigna umbelleta) seed was determined in adult sheep. Rice bean seeds contained CP 21.75 per cent EE 1.10 per cent, NFE 67.35 per cent and CF 5 50 per cent on DM basis. On the basis of difference method, rice bean seeds contained DCP 14.98 per cent, TDN 66.86 per cent, 12.378 MJ./kg/ME 10.946 MJ/kg and NEm 6.412 MJ/kg on dry matter basis. In general, sheep fed on rice bean exhibited positive N balance.


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