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dc.contributor.authorFraser, T. J.
dc.contributor.authorRowarth, J. S.
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-19T23:09:45Z
dc.date.available2012-06-19T23:09:45Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.citationFraser, T. J. & Rowarth, J. S. (1996). Legumes, herbs or grass for lamb performance? Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association, 58, 49–52.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/4557
dc.descriptionPaper presented at the 58th New Zealand Grassland Association Conference, 21-24 October 1996, Oamaru.en
dc.description.abstractLamb performance was evaluated for three consecutive summer–early autumn periods on ryegrass (Lolium perenne), white clover (Trifolium repens), chicory (Cichorium intybus), plantain (Plantago lanceolata) or lotus (Lotus corniculatus). Lamb liveweight gains, fasted liveweights at slaughter and hot carcass weights tended to be highest on legumes and chicory and lowest on plantain and ryegrass. Greasy wool weights were significantly higher on lotus and white clover than on chicory, plantain and ryegrass. Greasy wool weight was significantly related to fasted liveweight (R²=0.94–0.99). Protein (%) in herbage accounted for 83–92% of the variability in animal performance; food intake accounted for 57–69% of the variability and was negatively correlated with hemicellulose and cellulose (R²=97.2 and 80.9%, respectively). Thus quality of feed was more important than intake alone in determining animal performance.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank the Meat Research Development Council and the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology for funding.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.relationAvailable at www.grassland.org.nzen
dc.relation.urihttp://www.grassland.org.nz/viewpublication.php?pubID=27en
dc.rightsCopyright © The Authors and New Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.subjectcarcass weighten
dc.subjectCichorium intybusen
dc.subjectgreasy wool weighten
dc.subjectintakeen
dc.subjectlamb performanceen
dc.subjectLotus corniculatusen
dc.subjectLolium perenneen
dc.subjectPlantago lanceolataen
dc.subjectTrifolium repensen
dc.titleLegumes, herbs or grass for lamb performance?en
dc.typeConference Contribution - Publisheden
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc070202 Animal Growth and Developmenten
dc.subject.anzsrc070204 Animal Nutritionen
lu.subtypeConference Paper


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