Intake and Digestibility of Themeda Triandra Hay By Ace-Paired Boran and Hereford Steers

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1975
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Karue C.N
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It has generally been observed that the Zebu (Bas indicus) can perform better than the temperate beef cattle (B. taurus) on the dry parts of East Africa (semi-arid to arid regions). It has been suggested that this may be due to the ability of the Zebu ~o utilize poor roughage more efficiently than temperate cattle (Philips, 1961). However, digestibility studies Using Zebu cattle have failed to confirm conclusively the higher ability of ~the Zebu to digest various nutrients better than the B. Taurus cattle (Frenoh, 1940 and Karue et al.. 1972). These studies have indicated Slightly higher digestion coefficients of protein and fiber by B. in dicus, rulthol1gh the differences have not been, significant.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 41 (1), p. 35-41
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