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Phosphorus supplementation to natural pasture grazing for beef cows in the Western Highveld region of South Africa

  • 2000
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 30
C.H.M. de Brouwer, J.W. Cilliers, L.M. Vermaak, H.J. van der Merwe and P.C.N. Groenewald Page: 43 - 52

Simmentaler cows grazing Cymbopogon-Themeda veld in the western Highveld region of South Africa (1985/861989/90) received three levels of phosphorus (P) supplementation. Dicalcium phosphate content of the supplement was manipulated to give intakes of 8 (CS), 4 (HS) or 0 (ZS)…

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The effects of phosphorus supplementation on body mass and reproduction of grazing beef cows supplemented with different levels

  • 1996
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 26
H.O. de Waal, J.H. Randal and G.J. Koekemoer Page: 29 - 36

In an attempt to quantify the requirement for supplementary phosphorus (P) of grazing beef cattle at Armoedsvlakte (which is notorious for its P deficient pastures), 66 cows received supplementary P per fistulam from 1984 to 1989. Supplementation was provided according…

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