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Effects of Urea Treated Sugar Beet (Beta vulgaris) Pulp Feeding on Weight Gain of Bulkhi Sheep

Effects of Urea Treated Sugar Beet (Beta vulgaris) Pulp Feeding on Weight Gain of Bulkhi Sheep

Saqib Ali Rustam1, Shoaib Sultan Afridi2, Muhammad Inamullah Malik1*, Shakeeb Ullah1, Syed Muhammad Kamal Shah1, Faiqah Ramzan1, Arsalan Khan3, Israr ud Din3, Wasimullah3, Hafiz Ahmad Raza4

1Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan.
2Faculty of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Sciences, University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan.
3Livestock Research and Development Station, Paharpur, Livestock and Dairy Development Department, KPK.
4Institute of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Lahore.
Corresponding author: Muhammad Inamullah Malik


In current study, the effects of urea treated sugar beet pulp feeding versus simple in different concentration on weight gain of Bulkhi breed’s lambs were carried out. The trials were done on 12 lambs of age under 24-30 weeks and also have weight about 30 ±1.5kg. Lambs were grouped as A, B, C and D and each group contained 3 lambs. Groups were fed by four rations as ration containing 4% urea, 2% urea treatment, only sugar beet pulp, and control ration, respectively. After adaptation period of 10 days, the experimental period continued for 35 days. On daily basis, the average intake of feed and increase in weight gain was noted which was statistically not similar [Group A: (947.3± 5.114 and 147.33 ± 2.058), Group B: (964.0 ± 6.233 and 131.91± 1.699), Group C: (1176.7 ± 6.299 and 123.24 ± 1.056) and Group D: (944.7 ±3.065 and 118.28 ± 0.543)]. For group A, weight gain was higher than the B, C and D. Group C feed conversion ratio was higher than the A, B and D group as 9.1 ± 0.066, 6.6 ± 0.119, 7.7 ± 0.046 and 7.9 ± 0.053, respectively. The highest net return cost was highest for group A (RS 13575 ± 0.1220) while for the group D was lowest (RS 12804 ± 0.712). The profitability of other 3 groups was less as compare to group A which was about RS 1575 ± 0.1240. Results indicated that 4% urea treated sugar beet pulp has excellent effect for weight gain of lambs. 
Novelty Statement | D.I.Khan is an agriculture based area and majority of people’s economy depends on the livestock. Due to enhancement in input rates farmers need economical and efficient source of feeding. After sugar cane, sugar beet is major crop of area and its pulp is easily available as there are four function Sugar Mills in the district. Its first study to check the effects of urea treated sugar beet (Beta vulgaris) pulp feeding on weight gain of Bulkhi sheep.

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Punjab University Journal of Zoology


Vol.38, Iss. 2, Pages 137-236


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