Vol. 7, Issue 7 (2018)
Comparative nutritional worth and economics of feeding soya pulp in lactating animals
Manjula Thakur, MS Pannu, Parminder Singh and Jasmine Kaur
In the present study grains, oil seed cakes, agroindustrial by-products and soya pulp were analysed for proximate principles, cell wall constituents and mineral content (Ca and P). Twenty cows of same parity, age and average milk yield (15-25 litres per day) were distributed in four treatment groups (T1, T2, T3 and T4) of five animals each. Cows in all the groups were fed basal diet consisting of maize fodder, maize silage, concentrate mixture and wheat straw as per NRC (2001). The soya byproducts (soybean cake and full fat soya) in the concentrate mixture were replaced with soya pulp at 0%, 10%, 20% and 30% levels on N-basis in groups T1, T2, T3 and T4, respectively. All the diets were iso-nitrogenous. The animals of group T1 served as control. Economics of replacement of soya byproducts in the concentrate mixture with soya pulp was calculated. It was concluded that soya pulp supplementation reduced the cost of feed and milk production.
How to cite this article:
Manjula Thakur, MS Pannu, Parminder Singh, Jasmine Kaur. Comparative nutritional worth and economics of feeding soya pulp in lactating animals. Pharma Innovation 2018;7(7):515-517.