Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2007
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Page No. 142 - 145

A Survey of Some Dry Season Feed Materials for Small Ruminants in Ogbomoso, Nigeria

Authors : F.G. Sodeinde , Akinlade J.A, V.O. Asaolu , M.A. Oladipo S.R. Amao and J.A.Alalade

Abstract: The study was conducted to find out the feed materials available for small ruminants in the five local government area of Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria. One hundred questionnaires were administered within the five zones. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results showed that 60% kept goats alone, 20% tended only sheep while 20% kept both sheep and goats, respectively. About 50% got their animals from local markets while others goat theirs as gifts or from contractual agreements. Flock sizes of 1-6 goats and 1-10 sheep were pre dominant among respondents. Fed materials commonly used in the dry season are agro-industrial by-products, by-products of grain processing, peels of crops, crop residues kitchen waste and roughages including pastures and browse plants. Forages are abundant in the wet season, therefore little supplementation is done. The quality and quantity of these materials tend to be affected by the location and season.

How to cite this article:

F.G. Sodeinde , J.A, Akinlade , V.O. Asaolu , M.A. Oladipo S.R. Amao and J.A.Alalade , 2007. A Survey of Some Dry Season Feed Materials for Small Ruminants in Ogbomoso, Nigeria. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 6: 142-145.

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