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Provedor de dados:  Ciência Rural
País:  Brazil
Título:  Performance and carcass traits of goat kids fed high-concentrate diets containing citrus pulp or soybean hulls
Autores:  Polizel,Daniel Montanher
Gobato,Luiz Guilherme Mezzena
Souza,Rodrigo Araújo de
Gentil,Renato Shinkai
Ferreira,Evandro Maia
Freire,Ana Paula Alves
Data:  2016-04-01
Ano:  2016
Palavras-chave:  Coproducts
Resumo:  ABSTRACT: The objective in this trial was to determine the effects of partial replacement of ground corn by citrus pulp or soybean hulls on performance and carcass characteristics of feedlot goat kids. Twenty one Boer x Saanen kids (initial BW 15.8 ± 0.7kg), nine males and 12 females, were distributed in a complete randomized block design, according to sex and initial body weight. Treatments were set by replacing 50% of ground corn (DM basis) for citrus pulp or soybean hulls; whereas, forage concentrate ratio was of 10:90. Partial replacement of corn by citrus pulp or soybean hulls increased dry matter intake, average daily gain and final body weight, but feed efficiency was not affected. There was no difference between citrus pulp or soybean hulls. Inclusion of coproducts increased slaughter weight, hot and cold carcass weight and longissimus muscle area, with no difference between citrus pulp and soybean hulls. Subcutaneous fat thickness, hot and cold carcass yields, shrink after chilling and body wall thickness were not affected by treatments. Citrus pulp and soybean hulls can replace 50% of ground corn (DM basis) increasing dry matter intake and weight gain in goat kids enabling higher slaughter weight at earlier age.
Tipo:  Info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Idioma:  Inglês
Editor:  Universidade Federal de Santa Maria
Relação:  10.1590/0103-8478cr20150450
Formato:  text/html
Fonte:  Ciência Rural v.46 n.4 2016
Direitos:  info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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