INTRODUCTION OF PREMIXES INTO THE DIET OF BUFFALOES
The most acute problem in the structure of livestock production in Azerbaijan at present is increasing the volume of buffalo milk production, the solution of which is related to improving genetic resources and increasing their productive longevity. Conventional feeds are no longer able to cope with the task of meeting the needs of livestock and poultry for the substances necessary for their growth and development. It is premixes – additives of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and biologically active substances – that allow you to obtain a balanced feed supply. It is thanks to them, that it became possible to solve a number of problems: strengthening the body of animals, increasing their immunity to many diseases, accelerating metabolic processes, and therefore growth, improving the condition and thickness of the coat, a significant increase in productivity, improving the quality and taste of meat, eggs, and milk. The article presents the results of a scientific and economic experiment in which a vitamin-mineral mixture will be used for the first time in buffalo diets. As a result of feeding 100 g of a vitamin-mineral supplement to buffaloes, rumen digestion, as well as the nutritional value of milk, improved. There was also a noticeable increase in daily milk yield. The premix had a positive effect on the general condition of the animals.
Buffalo, Premix, Milk, Rumen Digestion, Milk Research.