Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 9(12): 2147-2156
Http://dx.doi.org/10.17582/journal.aavs/2021/9.12.2147.2156
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Paulus Klau Tahuk*, Gerson Frans Bira, Krisantus Ronal Mude Lopi, Ardhian Bosharry Nenabu, Nofrianus Kolo

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Universitas Timor, Jl. El Tari, Km-9 Kefamenanu, North Central Timor, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.

Abstract | The study aims to determine the performance of young male Kacang goats fattened by complete silage. There were 12 young male Kacang goats used in this study with initial body weight of 10-12 kg. The study used a Completely Randomized Design with 3 treatments for each TI: 45% Natural Grass + Leucaena leucocephala 20% + corn flour 25% + bran pollard 10%; T2: Sorghum bicolor L. Moench 45% + L. leucocephala 20% + corn flour 25% + bran pollard 10%; T3: Pennisetum purpuphoides 45% + L. leucocephala 20% + corn flour 25% + bran pollard 10%. The data was analyzed by analysis of variance. The results showed that the use of complete silage made from different forages did not have a significant effect on the feed intake and digestibility of the male Kacang goats, except digestibility of ether extract (P <0.05). Daily body weight gain of T2 treatment higher than T1 treatment (P<0.05), but was relatively the same with T3 treatment. As well as the T1 treatment was relatively the same with T3 treatment. The feed conversion and efficiency provided relatively the same results of the three treatments. It can be concluded that the male Kacang goats which obtained complete silage composed of natural grass, S. bicolor L.Moench and P. purpuphoides in have not had a significant effect on the feed intake and digestibility of nutrients, except on the digestion of ether extract. The daily body weight gain of the goats that received complete silage with Sorghum bicolor L. Moench-based forage can be increased, but the feed conversion and efficiency used have relatively similar effects.


Keywords | Complete silage, digestibility, Feed intake, Male Kacang goat, Performance