Milk Production from Napier Grass (Pennisetum Purpureum) In a Zero-Grazing Feeding System

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1986
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Potter, H. L.
Anindo, D. O.
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The nutritional requirements of ruminants for high levels of production have been considered to be beyond the levels available from tropical forages. Diets based on these forages have been found to be deficient in terms of dry matter, digestible energy and/or protein (Musangi, 1969 and Mugerwa and Ogwang, 1973). However, the main practical limitation to animal performance may be the availability of green feed for at least half of the year in seasonally dry areas, together with a low nutritive value of the forage during most of the period of active growth ('t Mannetje. 1982).
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 52 (2), p. 106-111
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