Impact of Supplementing Blends of Crashed Acacia Albida Pods and Sesame Cake on Carcass and Non-Carcass Parameters of Goats

Niguse Gebru


The experiment was conducted to evaluate supplemental value of blend  levels of crashed acacia albida pods (AAP) and sesame cake on carcass and non-carcass  physiognomies of goats using twenty intact goats with initial body weight (BW) of 11.2 ± 1.2 (mean ± SD) kg. The study was used randomized complete block design (RCBD). Treatments were natural pasture hay (T1) or with different levels of sesame cake (SC) and AAP (105 SC + 105 AAp, 84 SC + 126 AAp and 63 SC + 147 AAP g/day for T2, T3 and T4, respectively). The experiment had 90 days feeding period for evaluation of carcass at the end.  Hot carcass yield and dressing percentage were the same in case of T3 and T4. Slaughter body weight and the rib eye muscle areas were similar to all the supplemented groups of goats. Therefore, grounded AAP can replace sesame cake up to half of the ration of goats for carcass improvements.

Key words: Acacia albida, Sesame cake, Carcass, non-carcass.

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