NR 41. Evaluation of concentrate substitution by cují (Prosopis juliflora) pod meal in sheep feeding
The objective of this study was to evaluate the intake and nitrogen balance in supplemented sheep with Cuji pod meal (Prosopis juliflora). The three treatments in a completely random design were T0: hay only (Brachiaria humidicola); T1: 70 % hay and 30 % concentrate; T2: 70 % hay and 30 % cuji pod meal. Intake, N balance, N retention, N absorbed were less (P<.05) for T0 than T1 and T2. These results suggest that Cuji pod meal can be used instead concentrate in sheep.