The relation of physical balance and energy value in sheep rations. A comparison of different roughages combined with two levels of concentrate allowance for wintering ewe lambs.

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dc.contributor.author Bell, T.D.
dc.contributor.author Cox, R.F.
dc.contributor.author Richardson, D.
dc.contributor.author Parrish, D.B.
dc.contributor.author Hughes, J.S.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-25T15:42:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-25T15:42:24Z
dc.date.issued 2012-01-25
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/13364
dc.description.abstract In the winter of 1951-52 a test was made of the response of ewe lambs to rations containing different proportions of roughages, and concentrates as well as of their response to rations made up of some of the more common roughages found in Kansas. The ewe lambs, which were of three breeding types, were secured from Southern Utah; they will be used in the subsequent breeding studies. The lambs were divided into six lots with uniform distribution of the lambs of different breeding into the various lots. The roughages compared were long alfalfa hay, ground Atlas stover, and Atlas silage in combination with prairie hay. Cottonseed meal was added to supply protein to all of the rations, and milo grain was also given in those three lots where a higher ratio of crude fiber to T.D.N. was desired. Originally, the experiments were planned for two lots of lambs to receive each of the three roughages or a combination of roughages, One of the two lots was fed a ration with a fiber-T.D.N. ratio of 1: 2, and the other lot a crude fiber-T.D.N. ratio of 1: 3. Because of limited digestive capacities and the lack of palatability of some of the roughages used, these ratios could not be maintained. The accompanying table gives the rations fed in the various lots, the crude fiber-T.D.N. rations and the response of the lambs, to the various rations. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf 1951-1952 Progress Reports en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Circular (Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station): 283 en_US
dc.subject Sheep en_US
dc.subject Energy value en_US
dc.subject Roughages en_US
dc.subject Fiber-T.D.N. en_US
dc.title The relation of physical balance and energy value in sheep rations. A comparison of different roughages combined with two levels of concentrate allowance for wintering ewe lambs. en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US
dc.date.published 1952 en_US
dc.citation.epage 16 en_US
dc.citation.spage 13 en_US
dc.description.conference 39th Annual Livestock Feeders’ Day. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, May 3, 1952 en_US

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