Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
Chemical composition of tree tops in Vindhya Region of Utter Pradesh
Author(s): Shankar Lal, VK Paswan, Vishal Kumar Jain, SP Yadav and Rajendra Kumar
The present study was carried out during 2015-2017 at Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (India). The result revealed that chemical composition in terms of proximate principles was analyzed in tree tops during spring seasons with a view of using them as feed for small and large ruminants in Vindhya Region of Utter Pradesh. Dry matter contents ranged from 18.98±0.34 to 55.75±0.67 %. Crude protein contents ranged from 7.71±0.09 to 20.75±0.02 %. The ether extract content varied from 1.87±0.06 to 10.55±0.33 and crude fiber content from 7.55±0.32 to 26.47±0.37 %. Ash contents were in the range of 7.88±0.11 to 18.68±0.61%, Acid insoluble ash contents ranged from 0.88±0.42to8.01±1.36 % and Nitrogen free extract were found in ranged from 37.80±0.54 to 65.60±3.73%. Tree leaves could be effectively used as feed for ruminants throughout the year according to their availability and on the basis of nutrient content.
How to cite this article:
Shankar Lal, VK Paswan, Vishal Kumar Jain, SP Yadav and Rajendra Kumar. Chemical composition of tree tops in Vindhya Region of Utter Pradesh. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(6): 280-282.