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Investigating the effects of wheat bran as substitute on performance of Moghani lambs

Afghahi Abolhasan and Orang Esteghamat*

Department of Animal Science, Astara Branch, Islamic Azad University, Astara, Iran


This investigation was carried out to study different levels of wheat bran on performance of Moghani fattening lambs. Twenty-four male Moghani lambs with mean body weight of 30.42±0.525 kg were used in completely randomized design with four treatments each containing six animals for a total of 84 days feeding trial. Experimental treatments included a diet without wheat bran (control), and treatments consisting of 10, 20 and 30% wheat bran. The results of experiment showed that using different levels of wheat bran had no significant influence on dry matter intake. Use of 20% wheat bran caused a significant improvement in weight gain and feed conversion ratio (FCR) in experimental lambs. The result indicated that wheat bran at the rate of 20% proved to be a good substitution of other valuable grains.

Keywords: Moghani lamb; wheat bran; dry matter intake; performance
To cite this article: Abolhasan A and O Esteghamat, 2015. Investigating the effects of wheat bran on performance of Moghani lambs. Res. Opin. Anim. Vet. Sci., 5(3): 105-107.

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