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Prediction of the chemical composition and in vitro dry matter digestibility of a number of forages by near infrared reflectance

  • 1993
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 23
L.D. Snyman and H.W. Joubert Page: 20 - 23

The chemical composition and in vitro dry matter digestibility of a number of forages, namely lucerne (Medicago sativa), Italian rye grass (Lolium multiflorum), triticale (Triticale hexaploide), oats (Avena sativa), tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea), babala (Penniseturn typhoides), forage sorghum (Sorghum bicolour…

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Effects of feeding different levels of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) on gut morphology and faecal composition in weanling pigs

  • 1996
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 26
M.O. Makinde, E. Umapathy, B.T. Akingbemi and K.T. Mandisodza Page: 42 - 46

The effects of feeding diets containing different levels of raw cowpea on the histomorphometry of the small intestine and faecal composition were investigated in weaned piglets. A total of 100 21-day-old weaners were divided into five equal groups and were…

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Commercial ostrich farming in Botswana

  • 1999
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 29
E.Z. Mushi, J.F.W. Isa, R.G. Chabo, L. Moodisa and P. Kono Page: 262 - 266

According to the returns to the Department of Animal health and Production in December 1996 there were only 10 registered ostrich farms in Botswana with a total of 4305 ostriches kept. Ostriches of all ages were kept and the juveniles,…

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Variance component and heritability estimates for growth traits in the Nguni cattle stud at Bartlow Combine

  • 1994
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 24
A.A. Kars, G.J. Erasmus and J. van der Westhuizen Page: 129 - 132

Data collected from calves born at the Bartlow Combine Breeding Station were analysed to estimate direct and maternal additive genetic variances and resulting heritabilities for weight at birth, 205, 365 and 540-days of age. The estimates of direct heritability were…

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Meeting the protein requirements of ruminant livestock

  • 1996
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 26
D.E. Beever Page: 20 - 26

Ruminant animals acquire their amino acids from the small intestinal digestion of ruminally derived microbial protein and dietary protein which has escaped ruminal degradation. The UK metabolizable protein system provides a framework with which the net absorption of amino acids…

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