Legumes can be beneficial in increasing pasture productivity and goat performance. This study’s objective was to evaluate the impact of legume-grass pastures on goat performance. A 50:50 mixture of hairy vetch (Vicia villosa Roth) and Marshall ryegrass (Lolium L.) or hairy vetch and rye (Secale L.) was sown on 50% of the research area and 50% with Marshall ryegrass or rye. Forage samples were collected and processed for dry matter. Yearling Kiko does (19) were divided into two groups: legume-grass mix (10 does) and grass only (9 does), both rotationally stocked in their respective plots. Animal live weight, FAMACHA score, and body condition score were collected at the beginning, fortnightly, and at the end of the study. The goat group on legume-grass pasture gained more weight (67 ± 0.9 lb.) than the group on the grass pasture (65 ± 0.9 lb.) (p
Tiwari, Anand; Karki, Uma; Paneru, Bidur; Ellis, Nevershi; and Karki, Lila B.
"Legume-Grass Pastures Enhanced the Growth of Yearling Kiko Does,"
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