oa Agroanimalia - Carbohydrare supplementation of lambs on kikuyu pasture

Volume 8, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0302-7104



The influence of molasses, maize meal or hay supplementation on the growth of Merino and South African Mutton Merino Lambs grazing kikuyu was studied over five grazing seasons. Both molasses and maize meal significantly increased the growth rate and final carcass mass of the lambs. These supplements also tended to result in a significantly greater Percentage of carcasses falling into the better grades.

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