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The response in food intake and reproductive parameters of breeding ostriches to increasing dietary energy

  • 2010
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 40
T.S. Brand, T.R. Olivier and R.M. Gous Page: 434 - 437

Elucidating the factors affecting feed intake is important when quantifying nutrient responses in breeding ostriches. The experiment was conducted to determine to what extent dietary energy content will affect the important production parameters of breeding ostriches. Ninety pairs of breeding…

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Co-variances for reproduction, egg weight and chick weight in ostriches

  • 2004
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 34
S.W.P. Cloete, K.L. Bunter, Z. Brand and H. Lambrechts Page: 17 - 19

The study investigated genetic parameters for egg and chick production recorded over an 8-month breeding season, as well as average egg and chick weight for pair-bred ostrich females. Estimates of h² were moderate for reproduction traits and very high for…

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