The Diversity and Quality of Forages Used for Feeding of Goat in Payakumbuh of West Sumatra

Khalil, Khalil (2015) The Diversity and Quality of Forages Used for Feeding of Goat in Payakumbuh of West Sumatra. In: The 3rd International Seminar on Animal Industry, 17-18 September 2015, Bogor.

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The present research was aimed to evaluate the diversity and quality of forages used for feeding of dairy goats in Payakumbuh regions of West Sumatra. Sample of forages were taken in 3 different sampling times from 8 goat farms. The fresh samples from 5 different sampling points at each farm were weighed and then sorted by plant species for identifcation of botanical composition. Seven highest percentages of individual plant and a mixture of other plants were chopped, dried and ground for chemical analysis. Parameter measured included botanical composition, DM and nutrient content of CP, CF, crude ash and minerals of Ca, P, Fe, Cu, Mn and Zn. Results showed that there were about 47 kinds of vegetation used for feeding for goats in Payakumbuh. They were composed of 40% of native grasses, 34% of broadleaves, 19% of legumes, and 6% tree leaves, respectively. The seven highest portion of forages was Axonopus sp, followed by Panicum sp, ferns, Centro sp, gamal and cassava leaves. Legumes and tree leaves were found containing lower CF and higher CP and essential minerals of Ca, P, Fe, Cu, Mn and Zn in compare to grasses and broadleaves. It was concluded that there were diversity forages resources available for feeding of goats in Payakumbuh regions, but the nutritious green fodders of legumes and tree leaves were still used in limitedportion. Keywords: dairy goat nutrition, minerals, wild forages

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Fakultas Peternakan
Depositing User: Mr Khalil K
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2019 16:43
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 16:43

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