International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 13, Part B (2015)
Use of mulberry leaves as supplementary food in cow and goat to improve milk production
Venkatesh Kumar R, Chhatrapal Gautam, Shobha N, Rohith L Shankar
The nutritional value of mulberry leaves is greatly considered not only the food for silkworm but also regarded as a best supplementary food for cattle’s. The present study was aimed to determine the changes in protein, carbohydrate and fat contents in cow and goat milk before and after mulberry leaves feeding for different intervals (Number of days). After 60 days of feeding of mulberry leaves the milk protein content was enhanced up to 36.75% in both cow and goat whereas the carbohydrate content in milk of cow and goat was 56.46% and 59.26% respectively. Further the lipid content in cow milk was enhanced by 4.5% and in goat milk 4.9% were recorded after 60 days of mulberry leaves feeding. On the basis of current investigation results, the mulberry has been proved to be excellent and un-convention food stuff for small ruminants in general, goat and cow in particular.
How to cite this article:
Venkatesh Kumar R, Chhatrapal Gautam, Shobha N, Rohith L Shankar. Use of mulberry leaves as supplementary food in cow and goat to improve milk production. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(13): 81-84.