Studies on the production of beef from zebu cattle in East Africa

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1960
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LAMPKIN K.
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It is apparent that native cattle in East Africa are nearly always undernourished and that therefore, without any selection at all, they may be capable of much higher production than is commonly supposed. It would appear that many of the nutritional problems are associated with the failure to produce at weaning a calf which is either of sufficient size or in suitable condition to thrive adequately on unsupplemented grass, particularly if that grazing tends also to be poor in quality. A study has therefore been made at Muguga of some of the factors which influence the growth of suckling calves from birth to weaning, with particular reference to the milk which they obtained from their dams.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 55 (2), p. 233-239
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