NECK AND CEPHALIC MEASUREMENTS OF FEEDLOT BUNAJI BULLS FED VARYING LEVELS OF AGRO INDUSTRIAL BY-PRODUCTS BASED DIET

D. O. Edache, A. A. WUANOR, J. A. EDACHE

Abstract


A ninety -day feeding trial was conducted to determine the effect of feeding agro-industrial byproducts to Bunaji bulls. Three diets were formulated to contain agro-industrial by-products at 1,2, and 3% of the average body weight of the bulls and mixed with other ingredients to meet the nutrient need of the animals. Six Bunaji bulls were randomly allotted to the experimental diets at three animals per diet in a completely randomized design. Three bulls were allocated each diet which contained agro-industrial by-products at 1, 2 or 3% of the average body weight and labeled; A, B and C respectively. Each diet was replicated twice with each bull a replicate. Feed and water were made available free choice. Neck circumference, neck length, face length, headwidth and ear length did not differ significantly across the diets. It can beconcluded that apart from neck length, other cephalic measurements may not necessarily depend on the quality of the diet. Therefore, for acceptable neck length, any one of the diets is recommended.

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