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dc.contributor.authorVarvikko, T.
dc.contributor.authorKhalili, H.
dc.contributor.authorCrosse, S.
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-06T06:59:53Z
dc.date.available2013-05-06T06:59:53Z
dc.date.issued1992
dc.identifier.citationAgricultural Science in Finland;1:247-254
dc.identifier.issn0789-600X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/28086
dc.description.abstractAn experiment was conducted with Friesian X Zebu (Boran) crossbred growing steers to compare an agro-industrial by-product, wheat middling cowpea hay, and wilted forages of leucaena and tagasaste as cattle feed. These feeds were fed daily to supplement the basal diet of native hay. A mineral supplement containing bone meal and common salt was also fed daily. The animals were group-fed but towards the end of the experiment, were housed individually in feeding pens to estimate the feed intake and digestibilities of the diets. The animals consumed all the supplements except for tagasaste forage. The mean daily total dry matter intake during the individual feeding ranged from 4.9-5.5 kg. The descending order of diets in digestible crude protein intake was wheat, leucaena, vigna, tagasaste and native hay. In the daily weight gains the feeds were ranked in descending order of wheat, leucaena, vigna, native hay and tagasaste. The daily gain on wheat middlings was higher than on any other diet. Poor palatability may be a major problem in feeding tagasaste to growing cattle.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceAgricultural Science in Finland
dc.subjectVIGNA UNGUICULATA
dc.subjectLEUCAENA LEUCOCEPHALA
dc.subjectCHAMAECYTISUS PALMENSIS
dc.subjectSUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING
dc.subjectHAY
dc.subjectFEED CROPS
dc.subjectFEED CONCENTRATES
dc.subjectSTEERS
dc.subjectWHEATS
dc.subjectAGROINDUSTRIAL BYPRODUCTS
dc.subjectCROSSBREDS
dc.subjectZEBU CATTLE
dc.subjectFRIESIAN CATTLE
dc.subjectWEIGHT GAIN
dc.subjectCHEMICAL ANALYSIS
dc.subjectDIGESTIBILITY
dc.titleSupplementation of native grass hay with cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) hay, wilted leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) forage, wilted tagasaste (Chamaecytisus palmensis) forage or a wheat middling for young Friesian X Zebu (Boran) crossbred steers
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.subject.ilriFORAGES
cg.subject.ilriFEEDS
cg.subject.ilriANIMAL FEEDING
cg.subject.ilriLIVESTOCK
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access


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