Effect of Silage of Ripe Totumo Fruit (Crescentia cujete) and Commercial Balanced on
Weight Gain in Lambs of Hair, Caribbean Region, Colombia
Luz Mercedes Botero Arango, Sergio Montoya Botero and Melba
Liliana Vertel Morinson
Statistical Research and Mathematical Modeling Group Applied to Educational Quality, University of Sucre, Sincelejo, Sucre, Colombia
*Corresponding Author: Melba Liliana Vertel Morinson, Statistical Research and Mathematical Modeling Group Applied to Educational Quality, University of Sucre. Sincelejo, Sucre, Colombia.
March 20, 2023; Published: April 10, 2023
In order to evaluate the effect of silage ripe fruit of Crescentia cujete effect supplementation and commercial balanced, we compared the live weight and growth (GDP) between the lift and adulthood of cross haired lambs, Ovis aries, grazing tropical dry forest meadows (bs-T) Pinto, Magdalena, Colombia.
We used 24 Katadin x OPC (Colombian Creole) crossbred lambs in the lifting stage aged 120 days and subjected to grazing in a silvopastoral, randomly distributed in three groups challenged with the following treatments: T1: 25g of commercial balanced; T2: 100g of saline silage of totumo fruit, and T3: control group without supplementation. The experiment was divided into three stages, 1) 140 days 2) 160 days and 3) 200 days where it ended with the sale of the lambs; at each stage GDP was determined. Prior to statistical analysis, data were corrected for sex, type of delivery and age of the mother. GDP was analyzed between periods: 140, 160 and 200 days and the results were analyzed by ANOVA for a completely randomized design. The growth of the lambs was evaluated with the methodology of repeated measures over time. The initial (12.8kg) and final (26.99kg) live weight was similar in the three treatments (P > 0.05); however, GDP was higher in lambs supplemented with totumo saline silage after 160 days. Hence the importance of grazing lambs receiving locally sourced energy supplements, and processed by rural communities.
Keywords: Ovis Aries; Sheep; Haired Sheep; Crescentia Cujete; Saline Silage; Silvograzing
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