Utilization of milk replacers in the rearing of early weaned goats
Keywords:Weaning, Goats, Milk substitutes.
AbstractNineteen 4 day-old crossbred kids, with 3.09 kg average birth-weight, were used to evaluate the effect of milk replacers on the development of early weaned goats. A completely randomized design, with a factorial arrangement
(3x2), was used in the treatments: goats milk (T1), milk replacer with cow milk (T2) and milk replacer with soybean protein (T3), all applied in males and females. A concentrata mixture with 14.0 crude protein and grass hay was used in all treatments. Liquid feed consumption was restricted to a maximum of 1.0 kg/day. Treatment T1 presented significantly higher (P<0.01) daily weight gain (130 g) than T2 (55 g) and T3 (60 g). Liquid feed consumption was similar for all treatments, and final weights were 9.5 kg; 6.6 kg and 6.3 kg (T1, T2 and T3 respectively). Milk replacer was concluded as inferior to goat milk in artificial rearing.
Download data is not yet available.
How to Cite
Castro, J. M. da C., Bizutti, O., Lucci, C. de S., & Melotti, L. (1996). Utilization of milk replacers in the rearing of early weaned goats. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 33(3), 160-164. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.2318-3659.v33i3p160-164
ANIMAL NUTRITION AND NUTRITIONAL DISEASES
The journal content is authorized under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license (summary of the license: https://