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dc.contributor.authorNicol, A. M.
dc.contributor.authorPoppi, Dennis P.
dc.contributor.authorAlam, Mohammad Raisul
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Hilary Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-28T20:55:57Z
dc.date.available2012-11-28T20:55:57Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.identifier.citationNocol, 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, 199-205en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5079
dc.descriptionPaper presented at the 48th New Zealand Grassland Association Conference, 3-6 November 1986, Alexandra.en
dc.description.abstractGoats 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.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=37en
dc.rightsCopyright © The Authors and New Zealand Grassland Association.en
dc.subjectgoatsen
dc.subjectsheepen
dc.subjectdieten
dc.subjectgrazingen
dc.subjectdigestionen
dc.titleDietary differences between goats and sheepen
dc.typeConference Contribution - Publisheden
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc0702 Animal Productionen
lu.subtypeConference Paper


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