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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 1834-1844

Utilization of Dried Rice Distiller’s Grains and Solubles (Rice Cake) on Growth Performance of Growing Male Calves
M.C. Pakhira1*, P. Biswas1 and M. Mondal2
1Department of Livestock Farm Complex
2Department of Veterinary Clinical Complex, F/O-VAS, WBUAFS, Kolkata-700 037, India
*Corresponding author

Thirty two (32) no. of 6 to 9 months of age average body weight 88 kg were brought from a private dairy farm and were grouped into four (4 x 4). The treatment groups calf’s diet were formulated on iso-caloric and iso- protein basis with the graded level of inclusion dried rice distillers grains and solubles (DRDGS) @ 0% (TD0), 5% (TD5), 10% (TD10), 15%(TD15) respectively. Both concentrate and roughages were offered as per body weight of calves. Fortnightly feed intake, body weight gain and average daily gain (ADG) were calculated. Feed intake was not significantly (P>0.90) differ among treatment groups but the group receiving 5% DRDGS attained highest body weight and the control group attained the least. The average daily gain (ADG) was not affected by dietary supplementation of DRDGS at graded level. The highest ADG was found in TD5 group lowest in control (TD0) group. Overall, the ADG was numerically differ in various experimental groups but statistically not significant (P>0.07). Again feed intake per unit gain was highest in TD0 group and better was in TD5 group. The TD10 and TD15 group did not show any significant (P>0.05) result. The dry matter, crude protein, crude fiber, N-free extract, neutral detergent fiber and cellulose digestibility was significantly (P<0.05) affected by dietary inclusion of graded level of DRDGS in the ration and values were always in higher side but ether extract and hemi-cellulose digestibility was not statistically significant.

Keywords: DRDGS= dried rice distillers grains and soluble, ADG = Average daily gain

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Pakhira, M.C., P. Biswas and Mondal, M. 2018. Utilization of Dried Rice Distiller’s Grains and Solubles (Rice Cake) on Growth Performance of Growing Male Calves.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 1834-1844. doi:
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