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Voluntary intake and live weight gain of cattle given chopped sugar cane and solutions of molasses containing different concentrations of urea



Voluntary intake and live weight gain of cattle given chopped sugar cane and solutions of molasses containing different concentrations of urea



Tropical Animal Production 2(1): 1-12



For 168 days 6 groups of zebu bullocks had free access to chopped sugar cane and a mixture of urea and molasses, urea at 25 to 150 g/kg molasses. Each bullock got 600 g cottonseed cake and 100 g mineral daily. At the start mean age was 2 years and liveweight 227 kg. Average daily gain increased from 427 g with least urea to 531 g with 125 g/kg molasses, but for the first 60 days more urea gave smaller gains. Intake of DM for unit gain was less with urea 100 g/kg or more.

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