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Abstract

Studies on chemical composition and palatability of ajar seeds on goats.

Abstract

Ajar (Lagerstroemia fros-reginae [L. speciosa]) seeds contain 10.03% CP, 0.84% ether extract, 17.5% fibre, 63.2% nitrogen-free extract and 8.43% ash. Diets containing 0, 25, 50 and 75% ajar seeds replacing wheat bran plus wheat forage were given for 6 weeks to 16 breeding male goats, average body weight 25 kg. Average DM intake was 1921, 2016, 913 and 674 g, respectively.