Meat Goats in Land and Forage Management

Table 12

Table 12. Chemical composition and intake and digestibility of Coastal bermudagrass and tall fescue hays by Toggenburg wethers a,b
Item C7 C12 F6 F9
Chemical composition, %
  CP 14.9 11.3 12.9 10.6
  NDF 76.0 80.0 60.5 68.5
DM intake, % BW 3.9* 3.5* 3.6 3.3
DM digestibility, % 60.3** 54.6** 64.8* 58.3*
a Adapted from Luginbuhl and Johnson (1982) and Luginbuhl (1984).
b Within plant species, maturity effects: *P < .05; **P < .01.

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