Japanese Quail (Coturnix Coturnix Japonica ) Has Been Widely Distributed In Various Parts Of The World. Japanese Quail Has Been Used As A Good Source For Egg And Meat; It Has Been Also Used In Many Areas Of Biological Research. It Grows Rapidly To Maturity, The Coturnix Quail Matures Sexually Of Six Weeks After Hatching, Its Mating Activity Was At Its Maximum Between 70 And 210 Days Of Age. It Has Short Incubation Period And High Rate Of Lay, The Quail May Lay More Than 300 Eggs In Their First Year Of Produ ...

T F Mbahi, Z A Gworgwor, P M Yalma
2013 Zenodo  
The experiment was conducted to investigate the economic aspect of sorghum (pele pele) production and utilization of the sorghum stover by sheep in Adamawa State, Nigeria. The main plot was divided into three sub-plots and replicated three times measuring 30 x 30m in randomized complete block design. Plots were sown with sorghum and three sub-plots were intercropped with groundnut (ex-Dakar) and another three with lablab purpureus while the remaining as sole sorghum. Growth were significantly
more » ... ere significantly higher (p<0.05) in the intercropped sorghum than sole. Dry matter yield of sorghum with legume intercrops were significantly higher (P<0.05) than sole sorghum. The chemical composition sorghum with legume intercrops were higher in dry matter content, crude protein, calcium and phosphorus, while the Acid detergent fibre and Neutral detergent fibre with sole sorghum were higher than with legume intercrops. Dry matter intake were significantly higher (p<0.05) in treatments 5, 3 followed by 4, 2 and lowest in 1. Liveweight gain were higher (p<0.05) in treatments 5, 4, 3, 2 and least in 1. The total cost of production of sorghum and livestock feeding was N68, 185.00, while the amount realized in sales of grain, surplus feed and sheep was N78, 832.00 and gain realized was N10, 647.00. Therefore, it is recommended for farmers to use cereal-legume intercrops in order to enhance grain yield, quality of stover as feed for livestock production especially during dry season in Nigeria.
doi:10.5281/zenodo.818437 fatcat:rtsej2nr3jdexmqrna6h7i2jwa