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Similar efficiency at two feeding levels in sheep

  • 1977
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 7
H.H. Meissner, H.S. Hofmeyr and C.Z. Roux Page: 7 - 13

Twelve Mutton-Walrich Merino cross wether lambs were randomly allotted to two groups of 6 at 8 weeks of age after they were weaned. The one group received a high energy diet just below ad libitum and the other 80% of…

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‘n Vergelyking tussen mieliekuilvoer, stoekmielies en ryp mielieplante

  • 1977
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 7
H.J. van der Merwe, M. von la Chevallerie, A. P. van Schalkwyk en J.J.Jaarsma Page: 15 - 20

Maize silage, stover and ripe maize plants were compared with one another in respect to dry matter yield and dry matter losses. These feeds were also used in metabolism and production studies. Whereas 8,63% of the original harvested dry matter…

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Energieaanvulling by mieliekuilvoer vir slaglamproduksie

  • 1977
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 7
P.J. Boshoff, D. Oosthuysen en H.A. van de Rheede Page: 21 - 24

Six different ratios of maize supplementation to maize silage were evaluated for slaughter lambs in 2 experiments. Maize silage, supplemented at l% of mean live body mass with maize, resulted in the highest growth rate in the first experiment, whereas…

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Ekstensiewe vleisbeesboerdery op Soutpan

  • 1977
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 7
G. Marincowitz en J.G. Low Page: 37 - 41

The extensive production of beef according to the principles of controlled selective grazing and improved herd management on natural veld in the sour mixed bushveld, was investigated at the Soutpan experimental farm. Originally a start was made with Afrikaner type…

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Die generasie-interval van die Suid-Afrikaanse Vleismerino

  • 1977
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 7
F.de K. Kotze, J.W. Nel , J.A. Nel & S.J. Schoeman Page: 47 - 50

The average generation interval of 3,53 years in S.A. Mutton Merino stud flocks in l96l/62 is the result of an average ram-age of 3,57 years and an ewe-age of 3,49 years .In 1971/72 the average age of rams and ewes…

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Carcass composition of the giraffe Giraffa Camelopardalis giraffa

  • 1977
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 7
A.J. Hall-Martin, M. von la Chevallerie and J.D. Skinner Page: 55 - 64

Culled giraffes Giraffa camelopardalis giraffa were dissected into standard cuts as far as possible and their mass was determined. Carcass composition was studied by means of buttock dissections and meat quality by means of muscle fibre diameter measurements. Mean total…

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