PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL CONDITIONS OF GOATS IN CAGES WITH DIFFERENT TYPES OF ROOF AND FLOOR HEIGHTS IN THE TROPICAL AREA
The study aimed to determine the production performance and physical condition of goats kept in the tropics with different roof types and cage floor heights. This research was carried out in the experimental cage owned by CV. Prima BREED, Tondo Village, Mantikulore District, Palu City, Central Sulawesi Province which took place from September 13 2021 to November 7 2021. The livestock used in this study totalled 30 female Kacang goats aged 12 months with a body weight range between 11.32 to 17 .64 kg. The environmental design used in this study was a completely randomized design (CRD) with a factorial pattern consisting of two factors, namely the first factor was the type of roof AR = thatched roof and AS = tin roof, the second factor was the height of the floor of the cage from the ground, namely L25 = 25 cm can; L50 = 50 cm can, and L75 = 75 cm can, each treatment was repeated 4 times. The results of the analysis of variance showed that the interaction between the type of roof and the height of the cage had a significant (P<0.05) effect on haemoglobin levels; roofing treatment had a significant effect (P<0.05) on rumination duration, pulse frequency, and white blood cell count; while high maintenance on the floor of the stable had a significant effect (P<0.05) on dry matter consumption, haemoglobin levels, and feeding frequency of kacang goats.
Kacang Goat, Roof, Bedding, Growth, Physiological Status, Haematology, Eating Behaviour