Discipline: Agricultural Science Research
The effect of enhanced silage on the growth performance and feed intake of goats was evaluated in this study. Twelve cross-bred male goats (Boer × Native) were divided into three groups and randomly assigned to three experimental diets: (T1) – (Control) Plain Napier grass silage, (T2) Napier Grass silage with 5% rice bran, and (T3) Napier grass silage with 5% molasses. Significant result was noted on the daily body weight gain of the experimental animals. Animals fed with the Plain Napier grass silage showed the lowest (P < .05) daily BW gain followed by the animals fed with T2 diets. The results showed that the feeding of Napier silage with 5% molasses (T3) to goats could lead to better growth rate.