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Effect of varying levels of dietary inclusion of sweet lupin on the growth production characteristics of ostriches (Struthio camelus var. domesticus)

  • 2019
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 49
T.S. Brand, J.A. Engelbrecht, J. van der Merwe & L.C. Hoffman Page: 345 - 362

Nutrition contributes approximately 75% of the total input costs to an intensive ostrich production unit. An increase in the price of traditional protein sources thus necessitates finding cheaper alternatives. Sweet lupins were identified as a possible alternative; therefore, the effect…

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Feed preference of grower ostriches consuming diets differing in Lupinus angustifolius inclusion levels

  • 2018
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 48
T. S. Brand, J. A. Engelbrecht, J. van der Merwe & L. C. Hoffman Page: 170 - 185

Feed costs contribute the largest proportion of the input costs of slaughter birds in an intensive ostrich production unit. Alternative, cheaper feedstuffs, such as lupins (sweet and bitter cultivars), were therefore evaluated to determine the optimal lupin inclusion level in…

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