Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 9(4): 544-548
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Achmad Jaelani1*, Abd Malik1, Ni’mah Gk2

1Department of Animal Husbandry. Faculty of Agriculture. Islamic University of Kalimantan.Muhammad Arsyad Al Banjari. Banjarmasin. South Kalimantan. Indonesia; 2Department of Agribusiness. Faculty of Agriculture. Islamic University of Kalimantan, Muhammad Arsyad Al Banjari. Banjarmasin. South Kalimantan. Indonesia.

Abstract | This study aims to analyze some value of digestibility and milk production of crossbreed etawah goats based on swamp feed. In this study were used total of 24 goats, 2-2.5 years old, weighing about 35±2.15kg, and all samples lactation status. The goats were placed in four treatment groups. Each group was repeated six times, and each goat was placed in a cage. The treatment of the P0 group as the control variable was not using swamp forage (0% swamp forage), while the P1 group, P2 group, and P3 group was given with 10%, 15%, and 20% of swamp forage containing tannin of 0.28%, 2.04%, and 3.17%, respectively. This study pointed out that the average dry matter intake (DM) between the P2 group and P0, P1 and P3 groups showed was significantly different (p <0.05). There were significant differences in average digestibility of organic matter and dry matter between the P1 group and other groups (p <0.05). Compared with other groups, the digestibility of crude protein (CP) in treatment P3 group was significantly different (p <0.05). Then, crude fiber digestibility between the P3 group, the P1 group and the P4 group were significantly different (p <0.05), and the crude fiber digestibility between the P0 group and the P3 group was significantly different (P <0.05). The total digestibility nutrients (TDN) between group P1 and others showed were significantly different (p<0.05). Total milk production among groups P1, P2, P3 showed that significantly different (p<0.05). In contrast, the average specific gravity was significantly different (p<0.05) between group P2 among with others. Also, the average percentage of crude fat (CF) and crude protein is very different (P<0.05) among the P0 and P1 groups, as well as among the P2 and P3 groups. In conclusion: In conclusion: swamp forage forage has the potential as an alternative feed for etawa cross-reed goats, while the use of swamp forage is suggested to range from 15%.

Keywords | Crossbreed Etawa goat, Digestibility, Milk Production, Milk quality, Swamp Forage