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


Degirmencioglu T. , Ünal H. , Ozbilgin S., Kuraloglu H.

ARCHIVES ANIMAL BREEDING, vol.59, pp.345-349, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5194/aab-59-345-2016
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES ANIMAL BREEDING
  • Page Numbers: pp.345-349

Abstract

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.