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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 2369-2374
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.274


Economic Analysis of Feeding Synbiotic to Jersey Crossbred Calves
Jyotimala Sahu1*, Saroj Rai2, Rajlaxmi Behera3, Tripti Kumari2,D.K. Mandal2 and Aayush Yadav4
1Department of Livestock Production and Management, ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal-132001, Haryana, India
2Department of Livestock Production and Management, ICAR, ERS-National Dairy Research Institute, Kalyani-741235, West Bengal, India
3Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, ICAR, ERS-National Dairy Research Institute, Kalyani-741235, West Bengal, India
4Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary Science & A.H., CGKV, Anjora, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India
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Abstract:

The present study was conducted with an objective to evaluate the effect of synbiotic (Lactobacillus rhamnosus NCDC298 and Fructo-oligosaccharide) supplementation on growth performance (Dry matter intake, body weight gain, body measurement) and economic efficiency in Jersey crossbred calves. The experimental calves were divided in two groups with an average body weight (kg) of 23.42±1.91 and 23.17±1.19 in the treatment and control group respectively. The experimental trial was for 90 days and synbiotic feeding trial to the treatment was conducted for 45 days period. The results revealed that supplementing synbiotic to Jersey crossbred calves has no significant effect on dry matter intake and body measurements. Total body weight gain (kg) in 90 days was significantly (P<0.01) improved in synbiotic fed group as compared to control group (29.08 ± 0.90 vs 23.58 ± 2.38). Average daily gain was significantly higher in the Treatment group (323.14±0.01g) when compared to the calves in control group (262.03±0.03g). Feed cost per kg body weight gain was reduced by Rs. 24.70 in treatment group in comparison to control group (Rs. 243.53 vs Rs. 268.23).


Keywords: Synbiotic, Lactobacillus rhamnosus, Calf, Feeding, Economics
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Jyotimala Sahu, Saroj Rai, Rajlaxmi Behera, Tripti Kumari, D.K. Mandal and Aayush Yadav. 2019. Economic Analysis of Feeding Synbiotic to Jersey Crossbred Calves.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 2369-2374. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.274