Meat Goats in Land and Forage Management

Table 6

Table 6. Chemical components and digestibility of goat and sheep ingesta, intake, weight change and grazing days for sheep and goats a
  Animal Species  
Item Goats Sheep SEM P <
Chemical Component, %
  CP 16.4 16.2 0.4 NS
  NDF 46.0 42.2 1.7 NS
  ADL 5.3 5.0 0.2 NS
IVDMD, % 59.9 65.0 1.5 .10
Intake, % BW 2.5 2.4 0.2 NS
Weight change, kg -0.27 -2.2 0.9 NS
Grazing days b 60.6 77.4 0.7 .01
a Adapted from Arbogast et al. (1990).
b Mean number of animal grazing days


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