Meat Goats in Land and Forage Management

Table 10

Table 10 . Animal performance, ruminal parameters and forage quality a
Item Sainfoin Alfalfa P <
Gain g/d 62.2 39.9 .10
Ruminal pH 6.2 6.4 .02
Ruminal ammonia, mg/dl 5.6 11.6 .001
Pregrazing forage quality, %
  CP 11.5 13.6  
  NDF 50.9 56.0  
Postgrazing forage quality, %
  CP 7.7 11.1  
  NDF 61.0 63.0  
a Adapted from Hart and Sahlu (1993).


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