Electronic Journal of Polish Agricultural Universities (EJPAU) founded by all Polish Agriculture Universities presents original papers and review articles relevant to all aspects of agricultural sciences. It is target for persons working both in science and industry,regulatory agencies or teaching in agricultural sector. Covered by IFIS Publishing (Food Science and Technology Abstracts), ELSEVIER Science - Food Science and Technology Program, CAS USA (Chemical Abstracts), CABI Publishing UK and ALPSP (Association of Learned and Professional Society Publisher - full membership). Presented in the Master List of Thomson ISI.
2004
Volume 7
Issue 1
Topic:
Animal Husbandry
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Pieniak-Lendzion K. 2004. FINISHING PERFORMANCE OF WHITE IMPROVED BILLY GOATS, EJPAU 7(1), #03.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume7/issue1/animal/abs-03.html

FINISHING PERFORMANCE OF WHITE IMPROVED BILLY GOATS

Krystyna Pieniak-Lendzion

 

ABSTRACT



The study was aimed to determine an effect of various feed mixes on finishing White Improved billies reared until 6 months of age. The experiment was carried out in three replications. The study focused on the following sets of traits: body weight gain, feed consumption per weight gain, carcass and half-carcass measurements, slaughter performance and carcass tissue composition. The experiment has shown that farm-made balanced diets, which have a slightly lower level of protein but are richer in fibre, can be successfully used in feeding finishing White Improved billies. Namely, animals fed on this diet, although showing some performance parameters slightly reduced, achieved their slaughter value and meat quality similar to those fed on commercial CJ feed.

Key words: billy goats, feed use, daily gains, slaughter performance.