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|Title: ||Dietary differences between goats and sheep|
|Author: ||Nicol, A. M.|
Poppi, D. P.
Alam, M. R.
Collins, H. A.
|Date: ||1987 |
|Publisher: ||New Zealand Grassland Association.|
|Citation: ||Nocol, A. M., Poppi, D. P., Alam, M. R. & Collins, H. A. (1987). Dietary differences between goats and sheep. In Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association, 48, 199-205|
|Item Type: ||Conference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedings|
|Abstract: ||Goats in pens eat about 20% more of a low quality feed than do sheep. This higher intake is
just sufficient to match the higher maintenance energy requirement of the goats, so, in reality,
they are not more suited to an existence on low quality feeds There is little difference between
goats and sheep in the extent to which they digest and utilise feeds.
It is clear that goats will eat more browse such as gorse, but under intensive pasture
grazing, the dry matter intake of goats falls more rapidly than that of sheep as the herbage mass
declines. Goats seem to be unwilling to graze less preferred components of the ward. These
results suggest sheep rather than goats have to be used to graze to low herbage masses unless
low intakes and performance of goats can be accepted.|
|Description: ||Paper presented at the 48th New Zealand Grassland Association Conference, 3-6 November 1986, Alexandra.|
|Persistent URL (URI): ||http://hdl.handle.net/10182/5079|
|Related: ||Available at www.grassland.org.nz|
|Related URI: ||http://www.grassland.org.nz/viewpublication.php?pubID=37|
|Rights: ||Copyright © The Authors and New Zealand Grassland Association.|
|Appears in Collections:||Department of Agricultural Sciences|
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