Year: 2019 | Month: April | Volume 9 | Issue 2
Effect of Dietary Supplementation of Rumen Protected Methionine and Lysine on Nutrient Utilization and Growth Performance in Sahiwal Female Calves
An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of supplementation of rumen protected methionine (RPM) and rumen protected lysine (RPL) individually and in combination on nutrient utilization and growth performance in twenty Sahiwal female calves. Sahiwal female calves having age groups of 7 to 12 months and between 80 to 111 kg body weights were randomly allotted into four groups of five animals in each, viz., T1 (basal diet), T2 (basal diet with RPM 5 g/d), T3 (basal diet with RPL 15 g/d) and T4 (basal diet with RPM 5 g plus RPL 15 g/d) their body weight for 90 days. The results revealed that intake of DM and CP were similar amongst all four groups. Digestibility of nutrients was also similar amongst the groups while average daily gain was found to be better in supplemented groups.
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