Casca De Café Na Alimentacao De Ovinos Deslanados.

TitleCasca De Café Na Alimentacao De Ovinos Deslanados.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsTownsend CR, Magalhaes JA, Costa NL, Pereira RGA
JournalAnimal Production
Keywordsanimals, coffe
Abstract To evaluate the performance of growing hair sheep fed increasing levels of coffee hulls, we conducted an experiment in Rondônia, RO, in a completely randomized design with four treatments, represented by the inclusion levels of coffee hulls for 0, 10 , 20 and 30% to replace the elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum Schum.) cv. Cameroon and five replications, represented by animals. The coffee hulls contained 85.2, 11.3, 0.50 and 0.16% DM, CP, Ca and P, respectively. Its inclusion in the diet of sheep resulted in higher weight gains (P? 0.01), 9.1, 18.8, 14.5 and 49.1 g / day / animal, respectively, for the inclusion levels of 0, 10, 20 and 30%, the average consumption of animals fed diets containing the shell was 14.6% lower than the fed exclusively on elephant grass (53.7 x 62.9 g DM / kg LW 0.75).