Comparative feed intake and digestibility studies with sheep and cattle on roughages

Author: E.A.N. Engels, B. Ferreira, J.A. Swart and P.J. Nieman
Year: 1978
Issue: 2
Volume: 8
Page: 149 - 152

The daily voluntary feed intake and digestibility of 31 forages by sheep and cattle were measured. It was found that the intake of cattle per kg W0,75kg was significantly higher than that of sheep in 26 out of the 3l forages. Voluntary intake per Wkg of cattle was significantly higher than for sheep in only 2 forages.The results also showed that cattle digest roughages on average better than sheep. However, the differences were significant in only 5 forages.

Keywords: Cattle, digestibility, feed intake, sheep
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