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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(2): 752-758
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.602.083


Effect of Feed Additives on Nutrient Intake and Feed Efficiency of Lactating Crossbred Cows
Mayank Dubey, Vivek Pratap Singh*, R.K. Pandey and A.K. Chaubey
Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Institute of Agricultural Sciences,Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-221005, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This study was conducted to evaluate the nutrient intake of crossbred cows fed different feed additives based diets using twelve lactating crossbred cows of Holestein Fresian X Sahiwal (HFXS) and Jersy X Sahiwal (JXS) nearly similar stage of lactation. The cows were assigned into treatments having, T1 = Feed Additive-A based diet, T2 = Feed Additive-B based diet, T3 = Feed Additive-C based diet with similar concentrate mixture, using randomized complete block design into three blocks of four animals. The Feed intake and milk production were assessed. The daily intake of DM, CP, TDN and ME for cows fed, the T1 based ration than for the cows fed the T2 and T3 based diets. The daily ME intake was almost similar in T2 and T3 groups than T1 group of animals. However, the daily intake of DM, CP, TDN and ME for crossbred cow on T1 based diet was higher (P < 0.05) than for cows on T2 based diet and T3 based diet. The DMI (% of body weight) was higher in T2 T1 and T2 based diets, while CPI (% of body weight) was higher in T2 based diet than T3 and T1 based diets. Nutrient intake of Crossbred cows was affected (P < 0.05) by the addition of Feed Additive in the diets. The performances of the cows on the Feed Additives in the diets were superior to that of Feed Additive-A based diet.


Keywords: Nutrient intake, Feed additives, Season, Feed efficiency, Crossbred cows.
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Mayank Dubey, Vivek Pratap Singh, R.K. Pandey and Chaubey, A.K. 2017. Effect of Feed Additives on Nutrient Intake and Feed Efficiency of Lactating Crossbred Cows.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(2): 752-758. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.602.083