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Intensive fattening of beef cattle by stall feeding on the Lilongwe Plain, Malawi. I. Type of forage and level and type of supplementation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  578596     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Experiments were undertaken with Malawi zebu steers over three wet seasons to investigate the effects of feeding improved forages (zero grazed) and supplements on animal performance. The forages fed were Guinea grass and pearl millet and the supplements maize: madeya (maize bran) or maize: madeya: cottonweed cake. The daily allowance of supplement was, on a DM basis, liveweight equivalent to 0-6, 1-1 or 1-5 per cent of cattle (1973, 1974). In 1975 the supplementation treatments were nil, maize: madeya or leucaena fed at 0-6 per cent liveweight. Daily gains of steers were similar with both forages except in 1975 when those fed on pearl millet grew 19 per cent faster than those on Guinea grass. The performance of steers was increased with supplementation only where forage quality declined. The significance of the results are discussed.
Authors:
B L Addy; D Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical animal health and production     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0049-4747     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Publication Date:  1977 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-30     Completed Date:  1977-11-30     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1277355     Medline TA:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-34     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animal Feed* / analysis
Animals
Body Weight
Cattle / physiology*
Cereals
Cottonseed Oil
Dietary Proteins
Malawi
Seasons
Zea mays
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cottonseed Oil; 0/Dietary Proteins

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