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dc.contributor.authorOgwang, B.H.
dc.contributor.authorKarua, S.K.
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:03:27Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:03:27Z
dc.date.issued1996
dc.identifier.isbn92-9146-011-7
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/70871
dc.description.abstractGoat production in Swaziland is characterized by low offtake resulting from lack of management of rangelands and seasonal fluctuations in feed resources. Periodic droughts and extensive dry spells in winter which cause nutritional stress result in low productivity of the goats. The aim of the study reported here was to assess the growth response in young male Swazi goats grazed on natural pastures to supplementation with maize stover, sugar-cane tops and dry pineapple pulp. The major findings from the study were that (a) the growth rates in goats under natural grazing can be improved by protein supplementation (b) dried pineapple pulp has considerable potential as an energy feed for goats (c) higher growth rates can be achieved by supplementing the pineapple pulp with protein (d) maize stover and sugar-cane tops, in their present form, have limited possibility for improving weight gains in goats.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherILRI
dc.subjectGOATS
dc.subjectFEEDS
dc.subjectCROP RESIDUES
dc.subjectSWAZILAND
dc.subjectSUPPLEMENTARY FEEDING
dc.subjectGROWTH
dc.subjectCHEMICAL COMPOSITION
dc.titleThe effect of supplements of crop residues and agro-industrial by-products on the growth performance of Swazi goats
dc.typeConference Paper
cg.species.breedSWAZI
cg.subject.ilriGOATS
cg.subject.ilriFEEDS
cg.subject.ilriCROP RESIDUES
cg.subject.ilriRANGELANDS
cg.identifier.statusLimited Access
cg.contributor.affiliationInternational Livestock Research Institute
cg.placeKampala, Uganda
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionSOUTHERN AFRICA
cg.coverage.countrySWAZILAND


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