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Feed intake, sperm output and seminal characteristics of Ethiopian highland sheep supplemented with different levels of leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) leaf hay



Feed intake, sperm output and seminal characteristics of Ethiopian highland sheep supplemented with different levels of leucaena (Leucaena leucocephala) leaf hay



Animal Feed Science and Technology 86(3/4): 239-249



The effect of feeding increasing levels of L. leucocephala leaf hay on the potential fertility and feed intake of male highland (Arsi) sheep maintained on roughage diet was studied. In treatment 1 (NS), animals received only chickpea haulm. Treatments 2 (L100), 3 (L200) and 4 (L300) consisted of 100, 200 and 300 g per head per day of sun dried leucaena leaf hay while sheep under treatment 5 (C300) received 300 g per head per day of concentrate supplement.

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DOI: 10.1016/s0377-8401(00)00152-8


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