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Nutritive value of Medicago truncatula (cv. Jemalong) as pasture for sheep. 2 Voluntary intake and animal production

  • 1991
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 21
T.S. Brand, S.W.P. Cloete, T.T. de Villiers, F. Franck and J. Coetzee Page: 137 - 143

The experiment was conducted to (i) determine the excretion pattern of an indigestible marker for sheep, (ii) compare three different techniques used to determine intake, (iii) determine the crude protein (CP) and digestible organic matter (DOM) intake of wethers and…

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Non-genetic factors affecting pelt traits in Karakul sheep

  • 1991
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 21
J.C. Greeff, A.S. Faure, G.J. Minnaar and S.J. Schoeman Page: 173 - 178

Pelts of 2465 lambs from a randomly bred Karakul flock were subjectively evaluated within 24 h after birth, over a two-year period. The data were analysed with year of birth, birth status, month born, age of the dam and sex…

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Wheat-straw as roughage component in finishing diets of growing lambs

  • 1991
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 21
T.S. Brand, S.W.P. Cloete, F. Franck and G.D. van der Merwe Page: 184 - 188

Five diets were formulated on an iso-nutrient basis (approximately 12 MJ digestible energy, 16,5% crude protein, 5% non-degradable protein, 33% neutral detergent fibre, 18% acid detergent fibre, 0,8% calcium and 0,3% phosphorus) so that lucerne hay (LH) was substituted by…

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