Nutrient intake, nitrogen balance and growth performance in buffalo calves fed citrus pulp as a concentrate source

Published on: 04/06/2021
Author/s : Muhammad Zeeshan Javed 1; Muhammad Sharif 1*; Shoukat Ali Bhatti 1; Muhammad Qamar Bilal 2; Fayyaz Ahmed 3; Fawwad Ahmad 1; Muhammad Saif-ur-Rehman 1 and Muhammad Tariq 4 1 Institute of Animal Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan 2 Institute of Dairy Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan 3 Buffalo Research Institute, Pattoki Kasur-Pakistan 4 Subcampus Toba Tek Singh, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad-Pakistan

INTRODUCTION Citrus pulp is one of the major agro-industrial byproducts. It is solid residue lefts after squeezing the juice of fresh citrus fruits. It comprises 60 to 65% peels, 0 to 10% seeds and 30 to 35% pulp segments. Fresh citrus pulp has 19.7% dry matter (DM) (Agshaghali and Maheri, 2008). It has high moisture and sugar contents (Rihani, 1991). Properly preserved citrus pulp can be used in...

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