Supplementation of Forage Sorghum with Meal Concentrate and Leucaena leucocephala on Goat Performance with Particular Reference to Meat Essential Fatty Acid Contents


  • Wanida MAKSIRI Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900
  • Sayan TUDSRI Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900
  • Jamroen THIENGTHAM Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900
  • Somkiert PRASANPANICH Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900


Forage sorghum, meal concentrate, Leucaena leucocephala, goat, fatty acid


Forage sorghum, supplemented with meal concentrate or fresh leucaena on goat performance was studied, using 15 male crossbred Anglo-Nubian and Native goats. They were allocated into 3 treatments; Treatment 1: fresh forage sorghum with an amount of 2 % (as fed basis) meal concentrate of animal body weight; Treatment 2: fresh forage sorghum with an amount of 1 % (as fed basis) meal concentrate, and an amount of 1 % fresh leucaena of animal body weight, and Treatment 3: fresh forage sorghum with an amount of 2 % fresh leucaena of animal body weight, under the completely randomized design (CRD). The results showed that total dry matter intake was not significantly different among treatments. However, dry matter intake of forage sorghum was significantly different among treatments (p < 0.05), where the highest intake of roughage was found in treatment 3. Total crude protein intake was significantly different among treatments (p < 0.05), where the highest intake of crude protein was found in Treatment 1, affecting weight gain and average daily gain among treatments with significant difference (p < 0.05). The essential fatty acid contents of linoleic acid (C18:2 n-6; omega 6) and conjugated linoleic acid (C18:2 cis-9, trans-11, CLA) in the Longissimus dorsi muscle of goats were not significantly different while omega 3 fatty acid as linolenic acid (C18:3 n-3; omega 3) was significantly different among treatments (p < 0.05) where the highest amount (0.94 g/100 g fatty acid) was found in Treatment 3.


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MAKSIRI, W., TUDSRI, S., THIENGTHAM, J., & PRASANPANICH, S. (2016). Supplementation of Forage Sorghum with Meal Concentrate and Leucaena leucocephala on Goat Performance with Particular Reference to Meat Essential Fatty Acid Contents. Walailak Journal of Science and Technology (WJST), 14(11), 855–864. Retrieved from