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Vet World. 2012; 5(6): 330-334

Effects of feeding Beta vulgaris saccharifera bulb for fattening desert lambs under tropical conditions of Sudan

M D Mohammed, K M Elamin, A E Amin, H E Hassan, A F Khalid.

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Aim: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of introducing Sugar Beet bulb as a cheap substitute for grains in rations formulated for sheep fattening.

Materials and Methods: This trial was conducted at the Experimental unit of Rural Development and extension center, Faculty of animal production, University of Gezira. Twenty four Sudanese desert lambs (Ashgur ecotype) were purchased from local markets to assess the effects of replacing grain with Sugar Beet (Beta vulgaris saccharifera) Bulb on feed lot performance, carcass traits under tropical conditions of Sudan. Sugar Beet bulb was incorporated in three rations with a control ration (A: control, B, C, D) at percentages of 0, 11, 22, and 33.

Results: The results showed that total weight gain and daily feed intake in group D were significantly different at (P

Key words: Dressing, Grain, Tenderness, Weight gain

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