Productive Effects and Economical Feasibility
Productive Effects and Economical Feasibility of Substituting Barley by 10% and 30% with Sprouted Barley in the Diet of Male Awassi Lambs
Department of Hygiene, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Materials and Methods: The production plan was designed for 120 days period, using hydroponic steel chamber. Barley seeds were cleaned, washed, soaked and spread on the trays in order to implantation by hydroponic system and water irrigation, lambs is with average body weight of 19.25±0.25 kg and 4 month ages was split into 3 groups, 6 to each. All groups were daily feed with 2% b.wt., of concentrate diet, the amount of feed daily recorded, dry matter intake and feed conversion ratio calculated by weekly. Body weight also, biweekly recorded. One way ANOVA test were conducted to compare the means of each treatment, data were analyzed by using SPSS statistical.
Results: The chemical analysis revealed significantly higher value in barley grains in comparative to sprouts, but in organic matter and acid detergent fiber chemical analysis values were appeared non-significantly, in blood parameters evaluation, both treated groups particularly 30% group recorded higher values compare to control group. In productive trail the total concentrate diet consumed by each animal in different groups were 63.00, 68.760 and 59.04 kg for groups 10 and 30% and control, the amount of concentrate diet consumed by each animals without sprouts in different groups were 60.48, 60.48 and 59.04, respectively, while the total amount of the sprouts in treated groups were 2.520 and 8.28 kg, then, the total price are 132.96, 192.24 and 96.96 in Iraqi Dinar/1000, thus the total profit for each group are 84.68, 141.96 and 61.51 Iraqi Dinar/1000 for 10 and 30% and control group, respectively.
Conclusion: According to these results it could be recommend to substituted more high than present percentages of sprouted barley those used in present study to the diet of ruminants and lambs for more economic profit and to improvements productive traits.
Published: August 15, 2016
Citation: M.J. AL-Saadi, 2016. Productive effects and economical feasibility of substitution barley by 10 and 30% of sprouted barley in diet of male lambs. Asian J. Anim. Vet. Adv., 11: 563-569.
Corresponding Author: M.J. AL-Saadi, Department of Hygiene, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Baghdad, Baghdad, Iraq
Copyright: © 2016 M.J. AL-Saadi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Competing Interest: The author has declared that no competing interest exists.
Materials and Methods
Results and Discussion
Group (30%) vs Control Group
- Increased Average Weight 28% 28%
- Increased Total Body Gain 98% 98%
- Increased Average Daily Gain 98% 98%
- Increased Feed Conversion Effeciency 70% 70%
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