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Chemical and physical parameters of forage legume species introduced in the Capricorn region of Limpopo Province, South Africa

  • 2002
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 32
H.K. Mokoboki, L.R. Ndlovu and K.K. Ayisi Page: 247 - 255

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the nutritive value of the forage legume species, Centrosema pascuorum, Lablab purpureus, Macroptilium bracteatum, Macroptilium gracile and Vigna oblongifolia as feed for ruminants in the Capricorn region of Limpopo Province, South Africa.…

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The effect of Phantom Parent Groups on Genetic Trend Estimation

  • 2002
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 32
H.E. Theron, F.H.J. Kanfer and L. Rautenbach Page: 130 - 135

In an animal model evaluation of breeding values it is assumed that the base animals are all at the same genetic level. However, in the South African Holstein population, animals of different genetic levels were imported from foreign countries, thus…

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Effect of supplementation on reproduction of wet season kidding Tswana goats

  • 2002
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 32
O.R. Madibela, B.M. Mosimanyana, W.S. Boitumelo and T.D. Pelaelo Page: 14 - 22

Seventy-seven mature Tswana goats were used to investigate the effect of supplementation on reproduction of wet season kidding animals. Treatments groups with similar weights were: Unsupplemented Control (UC), Continuous Supplementation (CS), Before Rain Supplementation (BRS) and After Rain Supplementation (ARS).…

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An evaluation of nitrogen fertilised Panicum maximum cv. Gatton at different stages of maturity during autumn: 1. Dry matter yie

  • 2002
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 32
A. Taute, W.A. van Niekerk, N.F.G. Rethman and R.J. Coertze Page: 208 - 216

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of level of nitrogen (N) fertilisation and stage of maturity on certain qualitative parameters and dry matter (DM) production of Panicum maximum cv. Gatton during autumn. Treatments included seven levels…

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Genetic parameters of testicular measurements in Merino rams and the influence of scrotal circumference on total flock fertility

  • 2002
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 32
G. Duguma, S.W.P. Cloete S. J. Schoeman and G.F. Jordaan Page: 76 - 82

Genetic parameter estimates for scrotal circumference (SC), testis diameter (TD) and two-tooth liveweight (LW) were obtained for 1380 two-tooth Merino rams born from 1986 to 1998 on the Tygerhoek Experimental Farm. The effect of SC of service sires (n =…

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The value of kikuyu foggage for overwintering dry ewes

  • 2002
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 32
J.F. de Villiers, T.J. Dugmore, W.A. Botha and J.J. Wandrag Page: 7 - 13

Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum) is a summer growing tropical pasture species well adapted to the Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal. Kikuyu foggage (standing hay) could play an important role in a fodder flow programme to sustain dry ewes during late winter after their…

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