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International Journal of Cow Science
Year : 2005, Volume : 1, Issue : 1
First page : ( 60) Last page : ( 62)
Print ISSN : 0973-2241.

Effect of total mixed rations on the growth performance of crossbred Heifers

Saxena Prasoon Chand, Chauhan SS, Kumar Ashok*, Kumar Ripusudan, Garg Nidhi

Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary and Animal Science, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (Uttaranchal) India.

*E-mail: kumar_a47@rediffmail.com


An experiment was conducted using three types of experimental Total Mixed Rations on the 18 growing cross-bred heifers ranging between 100–202 kg of body weight. These heifers were divided into three group of six each on the basis of their body weight. These TMRs' were formulated maintaining roughage, concentrate ratio as 60:40. The different types of TMR used were sorghum, wheat bhusa, maize grain, DORB, Rice polish, MOC, DOMC, Malt sprout, Molasses, Urea, Calcite powder, Common salt and Mineral mixture. The CP content of these mixtures was maintained as 11.81 in TMR-I, 10.97 in TMR-II and 11.22 in TMR-III. Similarly energy level also maintained is also equal in all the three ration. The trial was conducted for 90 days. Results revealed that at the end of the experiment significantly high body weight gain (P > 0.05) was noted in T1 (47.25 kg) and lower in T3 (40.08 kg).


Key words

Total mixed ration, growth performance, body weight gain.


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