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Indian Journal of Animal Nutrition
Year : 1999, Volume : 16, Issue : 1
First page : ( 1) Last page : ( 5)
Print ISSN : 0970-3209. Online ISSN : 2231-6744.

Effect of Replacing Maize Oil Cake with Wet Corn Gluten Feed on Nutrient Utilization and Lactation Performance in Buffaloes

 Sarwar, Amjad M.M., Nisa M.*Women livestock Production Officer, Ali C.S.**Professor and Dean

Department of Animal Nutrition, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan.

*Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Government of Punjab, Lahore

**Faculty of Veterinary Science.

Online published on 29 December, 2011.

Received:  12  January,  1998.

Abstract

Four lactating buffaloes were used In a 4x4 Latin Square Design to evaluate the effect of replacing maize oil cake (MOC) with varying levels of wet corn gluten feed (WCGF) on nutrient digestibility, milk yield and its composition. Control diet (C) had 64.25% MOC and was replaced by 23.35 (WCGF1S), 46.70 (WCGF30) and 70.0% (WCGF45) WCGF. Feed intake was higher (P<0,02) in diets containing WCGF than diets containing MOC only. Dry matter digestibility was higher in WCGF45 diet (P<0.02) than those fed control, WCGF15 and WCGF30 diets, however, milk yield and its composition remained unaltered across the diets.

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Keywords

Wet corn gluten feed, Nutrient utilization, Milk production, Buffaloes.

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