Rana Alshohefe*(1) Ali Alhawarin(1) Wathek Takea(1) and Jawad Sharaf(1)
(1). Era Research Station for Jabaly Goat, Scientific Research Center in Swaida, General Commission for Scientific and Agricultural Research (GCSAR), Swaida, Syria.
(*Corresponding author: Rana Alshohefe, Era Research Station for Jabaly Goat, Scientific Agricultural Research Center in Swaida, (GCSAR), Swaida, Syria. E-mail: email@example.com Tel: 016248256).
Received: 04/02/ 2015 Accepted: 07/05/ 2015
The study was conducted at Era Research Station, Swaida Scientific Agricultural Research Center, GCSAR, Swaida, Syria, to improve growing of Jabaly goat strain (Swaida) during 2012 by using grapes and apple trees pruning residues with the addition of nutrient solution (80% whey + 20% molasses) with rate 40% as diet in feeding growing Jabaly goat. The research was conducted using (27) heads of males growing goats, and (27) heads of females, both males and females were randomly divided into (3) groups, each group fed on the same protein and energy, as follow: G1: Which was fed on 75% concentrated diets + 25% straw with the addition of nutrient solution (control), G2: That was fed on 75% concentrated diets + 25% apple tree pruning residues with the addition of nutrient solution, and G3: Which was fed on 75% concentrated diets + 25% grape pruning residues with the addition of nutrient solution. Results for males showed significant difference (p≤0.05) in increasing weight, conversion efficiency, and cost of 1kg of body weight (p≤0.01). G3 surpassed both the control and G2 groups. For females the results showed no significant difference in the increasing weight, while there were a significant difference in conversion efficiency, and the cost of 1kg in body weight (p≤0.01). Also G3 group surpassed the control and G2 groups. The conclusion is that, the addition of grape and apple trees pruning residues with the addition of nutrient solution of 25% to the growing diet, increased body weight and decreased the cost of production significantly.
Keywords: Jabaly goat, Apple pruning residues, Grape pruning residues, Whey, Nutrient solution, Syria.
Full paper in Arabic:استخدام بقايا تقليم العنب والتفاح المعاملة بالسائل المغذي في تغذية الماعز الجبلي النامي، سورية