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The influence of live weight on the voluntary intake of low quality roughage by merino sheep and its implications for successful

  • 1972
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 2
G.N. Louw, E.L. Steenkamp & P.K. van der Merwe Page: 9 - 12

In experiments with adult Merino wethers, where wheaten straw was supplemented with an urea-containing mixture, the following was found: (a) Poor quality roughage may maintain the body weight of Merino sheep provided that the organic matter digestibility is not lower…

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Pre- and post-weaning performance of artificially reared lambs

  • 1972
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 2
G.L. Hunter, L.P. Vosloo, J. Grobbelaar and C.H. van Niekerk Page: 75 - 78

Twenty-four South African Mutton Merino ewe lambs were artificially reared in a 22-factorial experiment on 5 or 10 kg milk substitute to weaning at 25 or 30 days. From weaning until a minimum of 100 days of age and a…

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