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An estimate of the nutrients utilized for live-weight gain by Merino sheep



An estimate of the nutrients utilized for live-weight gain by Merino sheep



British Journal of Nutrition 23(3): 603-609



Australian Merinos ranging in age from newborn to 110 months and in liveweight from 1.7 to 55.1 kg were shorn and kept for a night without feed. They were then killed and contents of the gastro-intestinal tract were removed and stored at -12 degrees C. Intestinal contents of all classes except newborn lambs were on average 9.3% of liveweight and the proportion did not change significantly with liveweight.

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PMID: 5804417

DOI: 10.1079/bjn19690067


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