Feeding Behaviour of Sheep Fed With Cultivated Fodders Under Intensive System

S. Ramya, V. Ramesh, J. Muralidharan, K. Sivakumar

Abstract


Experiment was carried out at Instructional Livestock Farm complex, Veterinary college and
Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu during 2015-2016 and with the aim to study the feeding
behaviour of sheep fed with cultivated hybrid napier and multicut fodder sorghum at different stage
of cuttings under intensive system. Intensity of eagerness towards the green fodders and bouts
length, duration and frequency were studied. The intensity of eagerness towards the fodder was
highest in CO(BN)5 group followed by CO(CN)4 and COFS29 at 60th, 75th days of cuttings. The
number of bites per min was highest in CO(BN)5 group whereas the bout time (min) and frequency
of bite was highest in CO(CN)4 group and lowest in COFS29 group.

Keywords


Mecheri sheep, Feeding behaviour, Different fodders

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21887/ijvsbt.v12i4.7688

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