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Finishing store lambs on green forage crops. 1. A comparison of rape, kale and fodder radish as sources of feed for finishing store lambs in autumn

Fitzgerald, J.J.; Black, W.J.M.

Irish Journal of Agricultural Research 23(2/3): 127-136

1984


ISSN/ISBN: 0578-7483
DOI: 10.2307/25556085
Accession: 001368758

Rape, kale and fodder radish were grown as catch crops in July and grazed by Suffolk X store lambs (30 per crop) in autumn for 8 weeks. Ten lambs per crop were drafted for slaughter on a weight basis on days 45 (S1), 52 (S2) and 59 (S3). Lamb liveweight gains were 152, 108 and 91 g and carcass gains were 71, 52 and 37 g daily for rape, kale and fodder radish, respectively.

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