Academic Research Journal of
Agricultural Science and Research
Academic Research Journal of Agricultural Science and Research
Vol. 6(1), pp. 35-41. January, 2018.
Full Length Research
Evaluation of the Effects of Concentrate Supplementation on Carcass Merits of Farta Sheep
Lemma Gulilat1, Endalew Walelign2, Agraw3
1,2Debre Tabor University, Department of Animal Science, P.O. Box 272.
Accepted 26 September 2017
The objectives of this
experiment was to evaluate the carcass merits of Farta sheep and to
evaluate the effect of concentrated feed on carcass quality of Farta
sheep fed on different concentrated mixture with hay as basal diet. The
experiment was conducted using a randomized complete block design (RCBD)
with five treatments and five replications. Blocking was based on the
initial body weight of sheep. Twenty five Farta sheep with yearling age
and average initial was 21.45 kg used for the feeding trial were
randomly assigned to five treatments. The chemical compositions of the
experimental rations indicated that T5 was highest than (30.57%) other
treatments, T4 (29.2%) and T3 (23.83%) CP contents, respectively.
Feeding of Farta sheep in T2 was significantly (p<0.05) higher total
daily dry matter intake (688 g/h/d), as compared to other treatments T1
(394 g/h/d), T5 (670 g/h/d) and T4 (676 g/h/d). Dressing percentage was
not significantly different in each treatment. Generally, according to
the results of this study feeding of yearling Farta sheep under T3 and
T4 was efficient for biologically as compared to other treatments. We
recommended, determine the level of concentrated feeds added in basal
diet of yearling farta sheep for maximum body conformation.
How to cite this article: Gulilat L, Walelign E, Agraw (2018). Evaluation of the Effects of Concentrate Supplementation on Carcass Merits of Farta Sheep. Acad. Res. J. Agri. Sci. Res. 6(1): 35-41