Feeding Wafer For Sheep
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Thin-tailed sheep is one of local sheep that can support the needs of people’s animal protein. Wafer completefeed of waste vegetable market is one of the feed results of technology that have nutritional value betterthan feeding a conventional feed i.e. forage and rice bran. This research was conducted at Laboratory of Feed Industry, Faculty of Animal Science, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia. The acceptability, performance test were conducted at Gapoktan Farm, Cilangkap-Jakarta, on July-November 2013. Experimental design used randomized block design with 5 treatments and 3 replications. The treatments were wafer feed composition i.e R1 (100% of conventional feed), R2 (75% of conventional feed+ 25% of wafer feed), R3 (50% of conventional feed + 50% of wafer feed), R4 (25% of conventional feed + 75% of wafer feed), R5 (100% of wafer feed). The results in this study indicated that the addition of water on wafer had significantly different (P<0.05) on acceptability of sheep at 3 and 6 weeks torage. Wafer of feed were increase the sheep’s final body weight, but it didn’t have any effect on sheep’s daily consumption. Wafer of feed that was given 100% to the sheep had the lowest feed conversion. Meanwhile, level of 25% of wafer complete feed had the highest value of IOFC.