Effect of dietary supplemental Yucca schidigera powder on fattening performance of male lambs


Gorgulu M., Yurtseven S., ünsal i., Kutlu H. R.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ANIMAL RESEARCH, vol.25, no.1, pp.33-36, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09712119.2004.9706469
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF APPLIED ANIMAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.33-36

Abstract

To determine the effect of Yucca schidigera powder on fattening performance of growing male lambs in two consecutive experiments, 30 lambs (Assaf, Lit the first experiment, Ile de France x Awassi crossbred in the second experiment), weaned at 70-80 days, were equally divided in two groups with three replicates each. Lambs lit both the groups were fed isocaloric and isonitrogenic diets and the diet in treatment group was supplemented with 150 ppm Yucca schidigera. The diets had 90% concentrate and 10% alfalfa straw, containing 2.45 mucal ME/kg and 160g CP/kg. There was no significant (P>0.05) effect of Yucca schidigera powder on fattening performance of lambs under our feeding regime with a diet coutaining high levet (90%) of concentrate.