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Utilisation by sheep of herbage under tree crops in Ghana.
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PMID:  625790     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A study conducted into the utilisation by sheep of herbage under a mango/cashew plantation at Kade (Ghana) showed the native herb, Asystasia gangetica to be the most preferred herbage. Centrosema pubescens was preferred to Pueraria phaseoloides. The physical condition of the herbage affected their preference but the crude protein content did not have any influence. The mean daily digestible dry matter intake of yearling rams (g/kg W0.75) was 34, 31 and 39 for animals on Brachiaria lata/Pueraria phaseoloides, Pueraria phaseoloides and Centrosema pubescens/Aystasia gangetica stands respectively. Intake was not correlated with crude protein levels of the herbage. The mean carrying capacity of the associations was found to be between 11 and 18 sheep/ha/annum.
F H Asiedu; E N Oppong; A A Opoku
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Tropical animal health and production     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0049-4747     ISO Abbreviation:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Publication Date:  1978 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-04-17     Completed Date:  1978-04-17     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1277355     Medline TA:  Trop Anim Health Prod     Country:  SCOTLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed*
Sheep / metabolism*

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