Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research

Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Research
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ISSN: 2593-9173

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Swallah Abdul Majid Marani

Swallah Abdul Majid Marani
University of Education Winneba,
Mampong, Ashanti

  • Research Article
    Effects of Pelleted Feed on the Performance of the Grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus)
    Author(s): Swallah Abdul Majid MaraniSwallah Abdul Majid Marani

    The research was conducted to evaluate the effect of pelleted feed (PF) on the performance of the grasscutter (Thryonomys swinderianus). The work was carried out at the grasscutter unit of the University of Education, Winneba, Faculty of Agriculture Education, Mampong-Ashanti. The experiment lasted for sixteen (16) weeks starting from the 27th November 2012 to 2nd March 2013. A total of fourteen (14) post weaned grasscutters with average live weight of 842 grams, comprising eight (8) males and six females were allocated to three treatments with three replications in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD). Three dietary treatments were formulated to contain 17.13, 18.3 and 20.33 crude protein. In T1, the protein was derived from plant source and concentrate. In T2 (Pelleted), the protein was derived from plant sources only. In T3 (Pelleted), the protein .. View More»

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