Performance of Yankasa Rams Fed Graded Levels of Moringa oleifera LEAVE MEAL

I. Ajiji, H.D. Nyakoe, L.Y. Guluwa


A study lasting 74 days was carried out to determine the intake and utilization of Moringa oleifera leave meal as a supplement to a diet of Ficus sycomorus and maize offal. Sixteen (16) yankasa rams of average weight and age range of 17.5kg and 8-9 months were assigned to four treatments each with four replications in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD). All the parameters assessed except feed conversion ratio showed no significant (p< 0.05) difference. Rams fed supplemented diet of Moringa leave meal recorded significantly (p<0.05) higher feed conversion ratio than those on the control diet. Base on this study it is concluded that Moringa oleifera and Ficus sycomorus leaves utilized with maize offal can be used for fattening of sheep (rams), especially in the dry season when feed resources are scared.

Keywords: Yankasa Rams, Moringa, Leave meal, Performance

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