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Effect of grazing cycle on milk production of cows on kikuyu pasture

  • 1995
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 25
W.P. Henning, H.H. Barnard and J.J. Venter Page: 7 - 12

Kikuyu pasture (Pennisetum clandestinum) was evaluated as forage for milk production during the 1985/86 and 1986/87 grazing seasons at the Bathurst Research Station in the seaboard area of the Eastern Cape. The effect of different rotational grazing cycle lengths on…

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Effect of mortality rate, breed type and breed on total herd efficiency

  • 1995
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 25
R. du Toit, J. van der Westhuizen, M.M. Scholtz and B.E. Mostert Page: 57 - 60

The influence of two scenarios of mortality rates (assumed average and observed) on total herd efficiency of the four main breed types in South Africa (Sanga/Zebu, composite, British and European), as well as all the individual breeds participating in the…

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