Effect of ground fenugreek seeds ( Trigonella foenum-graecum) on feed consumption and milk performance in Anatolian water buffaloes

Degirmencioglu, Taskin; Unal, Halil; Ozbilgin, Selda; Kuraloglu, Hasan

In this study, the effects of a diet including fenugreek ( Trigonella foenum-graecum) seed on feed consumption and milk performance were examined. A total of 24 buffaloes were randomly divided into two groups (12 animals each). The diet containing ground fenugreek seed (GFS) improved total dry matter (13.17–14.00 kg day −1) ( P < 0.05) and daily concentrated feed consumption (2.90–3.81 kg day −1) ( P < 0.01) and significantly increased milk production (7.34–8.01 kg day −1) ( P < 0.01) in Anatolian water buffaloes (AWBs). In future work, the use of other herbs in AWB may be investigated.

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Degirmencioglu, Taskin / Unal, Halil / Ozbilgin, Selda / et al: Effect of ground fenugreek seeds (Trigonella foenum-graecum) on feed consumption and milk performance in Anatolian water buffaloes. 2016. Copernicus Publications.

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