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Preference of grazing goats for cool-season annual clovers

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
T.H. Terrill, W.F. Whitehead, G. Durham, C.S. Hoveland, B.P. Singh and S. Gelaye Page: 92 - 94

Information on improved forages for goat grazing is lacking for the southern USA. Two cafeteria-style grazing trials were completed to determine preference of meat-type goats for cool-season annual clovers in Georgia. In both experiments, 8 replicates of 6 plots of…

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The determination of digestibility of Atriplex nummularia cv. De Kock (Oldman’s Saltbush) using different in vitro techniques

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
A. van der Baan, W.A. van Niekerk, N.F.G. Rethman and R.J. Coertze Page: 95 - 97

The main disadvantages of the rumen fluid in vitro technique are the cost and welfare issues of keeping cannulated animals. The purpose of the study was to find an accurate alternative in vitro technique to determine organic matter digestibility (OMD)…

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Mineral composition of certain Atriplex species and Cassia sturtii

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
W.A. van Niekerk, C.F. Sparks, N.F.G. Rethman and R.J. Coertze Page: 105 - 107

The objective of this study was to quantify the macro and trace mineral concentrations of Atriplex canescens, A. halimus, A. nummalaria and Cassia sturtii at two different sites in South Africa. Statistically significant differences in Ca, P, Mg, Se, Zn…

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A comparison of Cassia sturtii, Tripteris sinuatum and Sutherlandia microphylla: three fodder shrubs applicable to revegetation

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
T.E. Wilcock, W.A. van Niekerk, N.F.G. Rethman and R.J. Coertze Page: 114 - 116

Many arid and semi-arid areas have been degraded to bare patches and interventions are necessary to restore a productive state. Fodder shrubs, both exotic and indigenous, have been used for revegetation and reclamation. Ideally the species to be used should…

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Mineral profile of diets consumed by range Spanish goats in a shrubland of North Mexico

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
M.A. Cerrillo-Soto, G. Nevarez-Carrasco, R.G. Rami­rez-Lozano, A. Nunez-Gonzllez, G. Garci­a-Di­az and A.S. Juarez-Reyes Page: 117 - 119

The study was conducted to determine mineral concentrations in diets selected by goats grazing a thorn shrubland in a semi-arid region of north Mexico. Three goats (38 ± 1.8 kg BW) fitted with oesophageal cannulae were used to collect monthly…

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Quality attributes of commercial cashmere

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
B.A. McGregor Page: 137 - 140

Recent investigations into objectively measured attributes of commercial cashmere have differentiated cashmere produced in different regions of the world on the basis of cashmere fibre attributes. By plotting any two of mean fibre diameter, fibre curvature and resistance to compression,…

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The influence of age and reproductive status on quality and quantity of cashmere produced by Boer goats under South African cond

  • 2004
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 34
W.A. van Niekerk, S. Keva, M. Roets and R.J. Coertze Page: 141 - 142

The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality and quantity of cashmere produced by Boer goats in South Africa. No significant differences were found between reproductive status and qualitative and quantitative characteristics of cashmere produced by Boer goats.…

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