Evaluation of Eight Diets as Livestock Supplements in Semi–Arid Zone of Niger Republic

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  • N.A. Alassan INRAN, Maradi, Niger Republic
  • I. R. Muhamma Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
  • S.A. Maigandi Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto–Nigeria
  • M. I. Ghude Veterinary Section, Agric Dept. Nassarawa LGA, Kano State-Nigeria

Keywords:

Proximate, diet, livestock, semi–arid zone

Abstract

This study was undertaken to explore the nutritive potential of eight (8) diets supplementation. Diets samples were analyzed for proximate principles. The higher (11.35±0.71%) value of ash content was obtained from D4 followed by (8.92±0.59%) from moisture in D8 while higher value of protein was (22.11±1.22%) in D8. However, a higher (53.09±0.75%) value of crude fibre was obtained from D1. Also, higher value (10.50±0.57) of ether extract was obtained from D1 while nitrogen free extract had 23.90±0.66% from D7. Value of metabolizable energy was 2086.57±10.16 kcal from D8 and value of dry matter was 95.90±0.21. Acid detergent fiber had the highest 41.44±1.59 % values from D4 while the highest value (55.75±0.64%) of nitrogen detergent fiber was obtained from D2. Calcium value was (258.50±6.59 mg/kg) from D3 while total phosphorous was (75.60±0.04 mg/kg) from D4. Conclusively, the result obtained had a similar range values compared to other reports and could be used as reference point within the corridors of Niger– Nigeria and beyond.

Author Biographies

N.A. Alassan, INRAN, Maradi, Niger Republic

Department of Animal Production 

I. R. Muhamma, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria

Department of Animal Science 

 

S.A. Maigandi, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto–Nigeria

Department of Animal Science

M. I. Ghude, Veterinary Section, Agric Dept. Nassarawa LGA, Kano State-Nigeria

 

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Published

2024-07-09

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Alassan, N., Muhamma, I. R., Maigandi, S., & Ghude, M. I. (2024). Evaluation of Eight Diets as Livestock Supplements in Semi–Arid Zone of Niger Republic. Nigerian Journal of Animal Production, 779–781. Retrieved from https://njap.org.ng/index.php/njap/article/view/5791

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