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Title: EFFECTS OF WHOLE COTTON SEED SUPPLEMENTATION ON CARCASS AND MEAT QUALITIES OF THE DJALLONKE SHEEP RAISED ON STATION
Authors: Teye, G. A.
Adzitey, F.
Alidu, O.
Ansah, T.
Addy, F.
Alenyorege, B.
Naadam, J.
Salah, E. K
Dei, H. K.
Keywords: Djallonke sheep
Cotton seed
Carcass
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Science-line Publication
Series/Report no.: Vol. 1;Issue 2
Abstract: This on-station study evaluated the effects of whole cotton seed supplementation on the carcass and meat qualities of Djallonke sheep. Twelve sheep of similar age and weight were randomly selected and supplemented with whole cotton seed (WCS) for fifteen weeks in a completely randomized design. Three treatment levels of 0 g, 200 g and 400 g were offered with four replicates. Supplementation had no adverse effect on carcass quality but significantly (P<0.001) improved juiciness and overall liking of the meat. The results suggest that whole cotton seed could be used as a supplementary feed with 200 g being enough to ensure the survival and to improve the productivity and meat quality of the Djallonke sheep.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/575
ISSN: 2228-7701
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Agriculture



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