Behavior andperformance of goats grazingsupplemented with leucaena hayreplacing the babassu pie
Rosianne Mendes de Andrade da Silva Moura, Maria Elizabete de Oliveira, Izabella Cabral Hassum, Jandson Vieira Costa, Pollyana Oliveira da Silva
Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal
The effectof supplementation with leucaenahay inpartialreplacement with the babassu pie, on grazing behavior, average daily gain (ADG) and infection by gastrointestinal nematodes in goats was evaluated. 15 male goats were arranged in DIC, factorial 3x2,with three proportions of leucaenahay (0, 20 and 40%) in two grazing cycles and five replications. The grazing cycle influenced the times for grazing and rumination. The supplementation interfered in leisureactivity and supplementintake, variable also influenced by cycles. ADGwas higher in cycle 1 and as well as the degree of nematode infection, it was not influenced by supplementation.