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Feedlot Performance of Sudan Baggara Zebu Bulls Finished on Urea-Treated Sugar-cane Bagasse

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Author Mohammed H. Ahmed, Salih A. Babiker, Abdelrahman M. Mohammed, Abd Elnasir M. A.Fadel Elseed
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 570-574
Volume No. 4
Issue No. 10
Issue Date November 01, 2014
Publishing Date November 01, 2014
Keywords Bagasse, Daily gain, Baggara bulls, Feedlot


This study investigated the performance of Sudan Baggara bulls finished on sugar-cane bagasse ensiled with urea for 3 weeks. They treated sugar-cane baasse used in fattening diets at three levels (10%, 20% and 30%). The control diet contained 0% treated bagasse. All diets were adjusted to be iso-nitrogenous and iso-caloric. Thirty six Baggara bulls of a live weight that ranged from 165 to 185 kg were divided into four groups of equal live weight and number. The experimental diets were randomly distributed among the four bull groups, and the feeding was extended for 70 days. During the feeding period feedlot performance were studied. There were no significant (P>0.05) difference between treatments in average daily gain, final body weight and total body weight gain, but these growth parameters were superior in the treated groups than in the control. Feed intake and feed conversion ratio were improved significantly (P<0.05) in the diets that contained treated sugarcane bagasse in comparison with the control diet.

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