Study on early milk composition and its effect on preweaning growth performance in boer goat crosses

Mohd. Nur Kauthar Hj. Mohd. Yasin, (2010) Study on early milk composition and its effect on preweaning growth performance in boer goat crosses. Universiti Malaysia Sabah. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the early milk composition values for Boer goat crosses and to identify relationship between composition of milk values with preweaning ADG (Average Daily Gain) and weaning weight in single and twin type of birth. A total of 30 samples of milk were collected by hand milking. Milk composition was analyzed using a special milk analyzer, 'Ekomilk Total' which is a robust, reliable, automated multi-parameter milk analyzer and providing rapid test result. All milk composition parameters such as fat, SNF, density, protein and lactose decreased through days except percentage of fat which increased. Result showed that respective parameters except percentage of fat differed significantly (P < 0.05) over three days. The milk composition for three days post partum was negatively correlated with preweaning ADG and weaning weight for single kidding. For twin kidding, the correlation between SNF, density, protein and lactose values with preweaning ADG and weaning weight was significantly positive (P < 0.05). Conversely, the correlations between percentage of fat with preweaning ADG and weaning weight in twin kidding were significantly negative.

Item Type: Academic Exercise
Uncontrolled Keywords: milk, Boer goat crosses, Average Daily Gain, weaning weight, twin type of birth
Subjects: S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
T Technology > TX Home economics > Nutrition. Foods and food supply
Divisions: SCHOOL > School of Sustainable Agriculture
Depositing User: MDM SITI AZIZAH IDRIS
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2013 04:35
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 04:28
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/7286

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