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dc.contributor.author Marley, Christina L.
dc.contributor.author Fychan, Rhun
dc.contributor.author Fraser, Mariecia D.
dc.contributor.author Sanderson, Ruth
dc.contributor.author Jones, Raymond
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-13T09:34:33Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-13T09:34:33Z
dc.date.issued 2007-03
dc.identifier.citation Marley , C L , Fychan , R , Fraser , M D , Sanderson , R & Jones , R 2007 , ' Effects of feeding different ensiled forages on the productivity and nutrient-use efficiency of finishing lambs ' Grass and Forage Science , vol 62 , no. 1 , pp. 1-12 . , 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2007.00556.x en
dc.identifier.issn 1365-2494
dc.identifier.other PURE: 108694
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/2635
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/2635
dc.description Marley, C. L., Fychan, A. R., Fraser, M. D., Sanderson, R., Jones, R. (2007). Effects of feeding different ensiled forages on the productivity and nutrient-use efficiency of finishing lambs. Grass and Forage Science, 62 (1), 1-12 Sponsorship: Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs en
dc.description.abstract The effects of offering ensiled red clover (Trifolium pratense), lucerne (Medicago sativa), pea (Pisum sativum), kale (Brassica oleracea) and hybrid ryegrass (Lolium hybridicum) on the productivity and nutrient-use efficiency of lambs were investigated. Forages were cut, wilted for 24 h and ensiled as round bales. A hundred Suffolk-cross lambs, aged 8 months, were offered grass silage during a 5-week standardization period and then group-housed for 14 d and offered ad libitum access to a treatment silage. For the measurement period, lambs were split into four replicate groups of five lambs per treatment. Dry matter intake and live weight were recorded every 7 d over 56 d. The chemical composition of the silages differed for all the variables measured. Lambs offered pea silage had a very low liveweight gain and this treatment was discontinued after 21 d. Lambs offered the other forages had a higher liveweight gain than lambs offered ryegrass silage (P <0Æ001). Food conversion and nitrogen-use efficiency were higher in lambs offered the red clover, lucerne and kale silages compared with those offered ensiled ryegrass (P <0Æ001). These findings demonstrate the potential for using ensiled alternative forages rather than ryegrass to increase the productivity and nutrient use efficiency of livestock systems en
dc.format.extent 12 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Grass and Forage Science en
dc.title Effects of feeding different ensiled forages on the productivity and nutrient-use efficiency of finishing lambs en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2494.2007.00556.x
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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