Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 9(12): 2221-2224
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T. Astuti1*, A. Jayanegara2, U. Santoso3, Syahro A. Akbar1

1Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture Mahaputra Muhammad Yamin University, Jl. Jend. Sudirman No. 6 Solok City, West Sumatera Indonesia; 2Department of Nutrition and Feed Technology, Faculty of Animal Science, IPB University, Jl. Agatis Kampus IPB Dramaga Bogor 16680, Indonesia; 3Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, IPB University, Jalan Raya W.R. Supratman, Kandang Limun, 38371A, Bengkulu, Indonesia.

Abstract | The research purpose to evaluate the effect of sulfur and phosphorus supplementation in the complete feed-based fermented oil palm fronds (OPF) on the nutrient digestibility, consumption of feed, average daily gain, and feed efficiency of Kacang goats. Using the completely randomized design by 4 treatments with 4 replicates for the analysis in vitro method of diet and a block randomized design for the performance of goats in this research. The diet treatment consisted of 40% fermented OPF+60% concentrates. The dietary treatments consisted of R1= control ration (40% fermented OPF+60% concentrate) without sulfur and phosphorus supplementation. R2= R1+0.4% sulfur, R3= R1+0.27% phosphorus, and R4= R1+0.4% sulfur+0.27% phosphorus. The results of this experiment showed the significant effect of the sulfur and phosphorus supplementation in the complete feed on dry matter and organic matter digestibility (p<0.05), but no effect on; crude; protein, fiber, and the performance of goats. It could be concluded that the sulfure and phosphorus supplementation had no effects on feed intake, daily gain, and feed efficiency of Kacang goats.

Keywords | Sulfur, Phosphorus, Complete feed, Oil palm frond, Fermented