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Journal of Animal Health and Production

Research Article
J. Anim. Health Prod. 7(2): 70-74
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Abd Malik*, Aam Gunawan, Siti Erlina, Neni Widaningsih, Rizkie E

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Islamic University of Kalimantan, Muhammad Arsyad Al Banjari. Banjarmasin. South Kalimantan. Indonesia.

Abstract | The objective of the study was to determine the effect of Moringa oleifera supplementation via Urea Molasses Multi-nutrient moringa Block (UM3B) on consumption and digestibility of dry matter and organic matter in the Bali cattle. A total of 16 Bali cattle aged 2-4 years, of same sex ratio, body weight around 200-250kg was used in this study. The cows were allotted to four equal groups that were placed in individual cages rendered to the distribution of treatment groups. The feed was given in the form of field grass and concentrate. The treatment in the first group (P0) was given UMMB (Urea Molasses Multi-nutrient Block) without moringa, while the second (P1), third (P2) and fourth (P3) groups were given UM3B with 5, 10 and 15% of moringa respectively. The consumption of dry matter and organic matter in the Bali cattle was not significantly different (P>0.05) between control (P0) and all treatment groups. Whereas, the percentage of digestibility of organic matter, as well as, percentage of digestibility of dry matter were significantly different (P<0.05) between control (P0) and treatments of P2 or P3.It is concluded that the consumption, as well as the digestibility of dry matter and organic matter were improved by supplementation of moringa and the best results were obtained at 15% inclusion of moringa in UM3B.

Keywords | Moringa, UM3B, consumption, Nutrient digestibility, Bali cattle