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dc.contributor.authorMoot, Derrick
dc.contributor.authorMills, Annamaria
dc.contributor.authorRoux, MM
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Malcolm
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-25T03:00:05Z
dc.date.available2016-01-01
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationMoot, D. J., Mills, A. M., Roux, M. M., & Smith, M.C. (2016). Liveweight production of ewes and lambs grazing a dryland lucerne monoculture with or without barley grain supplementation. Journal of New Zealand Grasslands, 78, 35-40.
dc.identifier.issn2463-2872
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/9459
dc.description.abstractIn 2013/2014 (Year 1) and 2014/2015 (Year 2) at Ashley Dene, Canterbury, New Zealand, sheep grazing dryland lucerne monocultures were supplemented with barley grain. In neither year did barley grain supplementation improve lamb growth rates. In 2013/2014 total liveweight (LWt) production of lambs was 782 ± 11.5 kg LWt/ha between 3/9/2014 and 3/2/2015 when pastures were destocked. However, ewes with continuous access to barley grain gained 12.4 kg LWt/ha over the lactation period compared with those without access to grain that lost 14.0 kg LWt/ha. In 2014/2015 (Year 2), liveweight production of lambs totalled 408 ± 1.0 kg LWt/ha from those with no access to grain and 382 ± 1.0 kg LWt/ha from those with grain supplementation. Upon restocking with weaned lambs, each lamb with access to grain gained 154 ± 9.8 g/d which was less than those without grain access (188 ± 9.7 g/d). Sheep ingested 25-83 g/d of grain with ad lib feeding. These results support previous literature that suggests liveweight responses from grain supplementation of sheep are inconsistent.
dc.format.extentpp.35-40
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherNew Zealand Grassland Association
dc.relationThe original publication is available from New Zealand Grassland Association - https://doi.org/10.33584/jnzg.2016.78.517 - https://www.grassland.org.nz/viewpublication.php?pubID=399
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.33584/jnzg.2016.78.517
dc.rights© 2016 The authors and NZGA.
dc.subjectalfalfa
dc.subjectMedicago sativa
dc.subjectHordeum vulgare
dc.subjectfeed conversion efficiency
dc.titleLiveweight production of ewes and lambs grazing a dryland lucerne monoculture with or without barley grain supplementation
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln University
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciences
lu.contributor.unit|LU|Research Management Office|PE20
dc.identifier.doi10.33584/jnzg.2016.78.517
dc.subject.anzsrc07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
dc.subject.anzsrc0703 Crop and Pasture Production
dc.subject.anzsrc0702 Animal Production
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of New Zealand Grasslands
pubs.notesPage 40 is blank
pubs.organisational-group|LU
pubs.organisational-group|LU|Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group|LU|Agriculture and Life Sciences|AGSC
pubs.organisational-group|LU|Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group|LU|Research Management Office|QE18
pubs.organisational-group|LU|Research Management Office|PE20
pubs.publication-statusPublished
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://www.grassland.org.nz/viewpublication.php?pubID=399
pubs.volume78
dc.identifier.eissn2463-2880
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-5691-4915
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0002-9194-4597


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