Nutritional evaluation of Kenya alpine dairy goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) milk: Effect of geographical location vs. feeding practices

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dc.contributor.author Mburu, M.
dc.contributor.author Mugendi, Beatrice J.
dc.contributor.author Makhoka, A.
dc.contributor.author Muhoho, S.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-03T08:27:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-03T08:27:13Z
dc.date.issued 2016-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2740
dc.identifier.uri http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-javs/papers/vol9-issue7/Version-1/M0907017683.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Nutritional-evaluation-of-Kenya-alpine-dairy-goat-Monica-Beatrice/060de8a2aac6fa3c8f28dd3a3790ea9df71e4921
dc.description.abstract This study used a randomized complete block design to assess milk nutritional and chemical composition, with each region treated as a block. Ten pedigree dairy goats were identified in each region, where randomization was achieved by collecting milk samples from each farm in triplicates over a period of three months. Dairy goat milk obtained from Mukurweini region had significantly (p<0.05) higher amount of ash (0.96g/100ml), fat (4.01 g/100ml) and protein (4.58 g/100ml) as compared to the other two regions of Kieni East and Kieni West. The mineral composition differed clearly among the three regions with Mukurweini giving significant(p<0.05) high amounts of calcium 152.61 mg/100ml, magnesium 19.90 mg/100ml, iron 0.84 mg/100ml, zinc 0.57 mg/100ml, sodium 51.04 mg/100ml and potassium 196.65 mg/100ml. Dairy goat milk from Mukurweini region also had significant (p<0.05) high levels of methionine 2.84 g/100g protein, phenylalanine 5.56 g/100g protein, threonine 4.79 g/100g protein, histidine3.61 g/100g protein and leucine10.73 g/100g protein. The study established that the Kenya alpine dairy goat milk quality is affected by the geographical location of the dairy goat rearing. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Nutritional evaluation of Kenya alpine dairy goat (Capra aegagrus hircus) milk: Effect of geographical location vs. feeding practices en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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