Ruminant nutrition research in South Africa during the decade 1985/1995

Author: 
H.H. Meissner, W.A. van Niekerk, D.V. Paulsmeier and P.H. Henning
Volume: 
25
Issue: 
4
118
131
Year: 
1 995

Research on ruminant nutrition in South Africa is reviewed for the decade 1985/1995. The review covers the following topics: feed requirements and forage preferences in relation to carrying capacity, intake measurement and control/prediction, pasture utilization, protein digestion and metabolism, supplementation with carbohydrate, protein and fat, mineral nutrition, feed additives and treatments to improve nutritive value. Pointers to future endeavours also are discussed.

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