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Vol. 11, Special Issue 6 (2022)

Effect of hydroponically and conventionally grown maize fodder feeding on dry matter intake and growth performance of calves

Author(s):
MV Telgote, SD Chavan, RR Shelke, SP Nage and KU Bidwe
Abstract:
Present experiment was conducted to evaluate the feeding value of hydroponically grown maize and conventionally grown maize fodder over calves. The experiment was conducted on Instructional Livestock Farm, Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola during the year 2018 for a period of 90 days. Twenty crossbred calves were divided into five groups as per treatments on the basis of nearness to the age and weigh of calves. The daily DM intake was affected significantly over the experimental period. The crossbred calves from T5 groups consumed more DM than that of T1, T2, T3 and T4 groups. The average daily intake was 2.40, 2.53, 2.64, 2.55 and 2.70 kg/day/calves in T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 groups respectively.
All the crossbred calves exhibited satisfactory growth rate, the average daily body weight gain was 0.213, 0.260, 0.324, 0.266 and 0.361 kg per day in T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 treatment respectively. Growth rate was higher in feeding in crossbred calves fed on hydroponic green maize than other groups.
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How to cite this article:
MV Telgote, SD Chavan, RR Shelke, SP Nage and KU Bidwe. Effect of hydroponically and conventionally grown maize fodder feeding on dry matter intake and growth performance of calves. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2022; 11(6S): 2801-2804.

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