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COMPARATIVE EFFICIENCY OF SUNFLOWER MEAL AND COTTONSEED CAKES IN THE FEED OF CROSSBRED CALVES FOR MEAT PRODUCTION

M. A. JABBAR, M. I. ANJUM1, S. REHMAN2 AND W. SHAHZAD2;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2006 Journal: Pakistan Veterinary Journal (issn: 0253-8318, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad
Abstract
Thirty crossbred (Sahiwal x Friesian) male calves of 9-10 months age and weighing 70 to 90 kg, were used in completely randomized design to investigate the possibility of replacing cottonseed cakes (CSC) with sunflower meal (SFM), partially or completely, in rations for fattening of crossbred calves for meat production. Three concentrate rations viz. A, B and C were formulated. Ration A containing CSC was fed to the calves of group A, ration B containing SFM was fed to calves of group B and ration C containing both CSC + SFM was fed to calves of group C. The feed intake of calves belonging to group C was the highest (5.7 ± 2.3 kg) followed by group B (5.5 ± 1.3 ...
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free text keywords: Sunflower meal, cottonseed cake, crossbred calves, fattening, Animal culture, SF1-1100, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100
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