Mohamad Noor I.1*, Nurzillah M.1, Aswanimiyuni A.1, Syed Hussein S.A.2 and Sabariah B.1
An experiment was conducted to evaluate the growing performance of sheep fed with guinea grass (G), rice straw (RS) and oil palm empty fruit bunch (OPEFB). Twenty-four (24) cross-bred Santa Innes male sheep, average eight months of age were individually weighed and divided equally into 3 treatment groups of 8 sheep each. The animals were fed with 40% of guinea grass (G) or RS or OPEFB and 60% concentrate for the entire duration of the trial (90 days). Three treatment diets contain fresh guinea grass, rice straw (RS) and oil palms empty fruit bunch (OPEFB) were formulated. Results showed that rice straw were quite palatable to the sheep compared to oil palm empty fruit bunch.