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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 2
First page : (320) Last page : (324)
Article doi: : http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6346

Mineral Composition of Concentrate and Feed Pellets in Gurgaon District of Haryana

Saurabh Baloda, Promila*, Ravinder Dahiya and Sajjan Sihag
Department of Animal Nutrition, College of Veterinary Sciences,
LLR University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Hisar-125004, Haryana, India
*Corresponding Author E-mail: promilav45@gmail.com
Received: 11.03.2018  |  Revised: 14.04.2018   |  Accepted: 16.04.2018  


A survey was conducted to study the mineral composition of green and dry roughage in Gurgaon district of Haryana state. From each of the four blocks, three villages were randomly selected. To have a systematic and planned study, all the blocks were included in the survey. From each block, three villages were randomly selected to have a fairly representative sample. From each village, four categories of farmers i.e. landless, small (having up to five acres of irrigated land), medium (five to ten acres of irrigated land) and large (more than ten acres of irrigated land) and having dairy animals were purposefully selected. In each village, five families under each category were interrogated on the prescribed Performa for this study, thus, making a total of 240 families. Cotton seed cake is the major concentrate offered to animals by majority of the farmers. Wheat was the major cereal in Gurgaon district. Feed pellets marketed by Hafed and other agencies were also offered to animals by some progressive farmers results of this study showed that the  average Ca and P content of cotton seed cake was 0.21 % and 0.37±0.01 respectively.  Some of samples of cotton seed cake were deficient in Zn. whereas none of samples were deficient in Cu and Fe. 90% sample of cotton seed cake was deficient in Mn. The average content of Ca and P content of wheat dalia was 0.28% and 0.30% respectively. Whereas Zn and Mn sample were 90% and 80% deficient respectively. Few samples were deficient in Cu and none of Sample was deficient in Fe. The concentrate mixture of feed pellets was complete in all respect. However, many samples of feed pellets had Zn far below the respective specified levels11. Other mineral concentration was higher than the critical values.

Key words: Survey, Farmers, minerals, Critical limit, Cereals, Cotton seed cake, Wheat dalia.

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Cite this article: Baloda, S., Promila, Dahiya, R. and Sihag, S., Mineral Composition of Concentrate and Feed Pellets in Gurgaon District of Haryana, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(2): 320-324 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.6346

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