Grazing sugar cane by cattle during winter

Marcelo Benvenutti, Daniel Pavetti
2010 Advances in Animal Biosciences  
Two hundred and forty flesh chicks of the ROSS variety were randomly selected to be parts of 12 lots of 20 each. Ten (10) diets were prepared as different treatments using crude, boiled and grilled Acacia macrostachya seeds at a rate 5, 10 or 15% including the control diet or treatment. The nine (9) diets (treatments) using Acacia seed were fed to the lots of chicks respectively, but the control diet was repeated three times, in order to determine the best diet. Two durations of breeding were
more » ... served. Results At the end of the experiment using 15% boiled seed of Acacia in the diet of chicks resulted in the best weight gained as well as the lowest index of consumption and the best economic profit during the time o the breeding. The 10% feed level of boiled seeds was also better than the control. The worst result was the crude seed fed at 10%.
doi:10.1017/s2040470010000804 fatcat:jqvr4msqrnbhhmiws5m3kew4ga