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Pesquisa Agropecuária Brasileira
Print version ISSN 0100-204X
On-line version ISSN 1678-3921
BARROS, NELSON NOGUEIRA; MESQUITA, ROBERTO CÉSAR MAGALHÃES; ARAUJO, MARCELO RENATO ALVES DE and CARVALHO, RUBÊNIO BORGES DE. FOOD SUPPLEMENTATION OF ANGLO-NUBIAN GOATS IN RAINY SEASON IN SEMI-ARID REGION OF NORTHEAST BRAZIL. Pesq. agropec. bras. [online]. 1999, vol.34, n.11, pp.2151-2156. ISSN 0100-204X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-204X1999001100023.
This experiment was carried out to evaluate the influence of food supplementation on milk production of Anglo-nubian goats, during the rainy season, in semi-arid region of Northeast Brazil. Twenty four goats were maintained in lowered "caatinga", distributed randomly according to the parturition order and milk production in three supplementation levels: N0 - no supplementation, N1 - 150 g of concentrate/animal/day and N2 - 300 g of concentrate/animal/day. There was no significant difference (p>0.05) between supplementation levels. Milk production was described by multiple regression to lactation period, in week. The results showed that the best option to produce milk with Anglo-nubian, during the wet season, is 300 g of concentrate/animal/day.
Keywords : goat; milk production; lowered caatinga.