Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 9(10): 1608-1615
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Roni Pazla*, Adrizal, Riesi Sriagtula

Faculty of Animal Science, Andalas University, Campus Unand Limau Manis Padang, Postal Code 25163.

Abstract | The productivity of Pesisir cattle is influenced by the protein-energy ratio in the feed. The purpose of this study was to determine the ratio of crude protein (CP) and total digestible nutrients (TDN) inefficient feed for production in Pesisir cattle, by looking at intake, nutrient digestibility, and production performance. Four male Pesisir cattle with an average initial body weight of 118.13 ± 13.13 kg, were designed with a latin square design into 4 feed treatments: treatment T1 (CP 14.45% and TDN 57.53%), treatment T2 (CP 14.08% and TDN 57.80%), treatment T3 (CP 13.38% and TDN 58.12%) and treatment T4 (CP 12.59% and TDN 58.56%). Data were analyzed by using analysis of variance. The results showed that there was an increase in intake, nutrient digestibility, and production performance in cattle that got a ratio of CP 13.38% and TDN 58.12% (C treatment) (P <0.05). The lowest intake was found in treatment T4 (P <0.05) but the lowest nutrient digestibility and production performance were found in treatment T1 (P <0.05). The study concludes that the ratio of CP and TDN could increase intake, feed digestibility, and production performance of Pesisir cattle with 13.38 %: 58.12 %.

Keywords | Calliandra calothyrsus, Crude protein, Pesisir cattle, Total digestible nutrient, Tithonia diversifolia