Urea, Groundnut Cake and Palm Kernel Meal as Protein Sources in the Diets of the West African Dwarf Sheep

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1991
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Martin A. E.
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Protein is an essential body-building component of the animal, contributing 15-21% of the gross composition of the body of domestic animals. It is required for maintenance, growth and production. Protein supplements are often supplied to ruminants to prevent undue weight loss in domestic animals during adverse conditions and to enhance growth during the rainy season. The feeding of high dietary protein sources has implications for the economic production of mutton as many of the available protein sources are prohibitively expensive and sometimes unavailable. It is therefore important that judicious use of available resources in the production of mutton be based on a sound appraisal.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, LVII (No. 2), p. 131-136
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