Dietary Effects on Digestibilities of Protein, Carbohydrate Components And Metabolizable Energy Values For West African Dwarf Sheep

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1976
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Olatunji, O.
Mba, A. U.
Olubajo, F. O.
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It has become necessary to integrate West African dwarf sheep into the intensive farming system of Southern Nigeria to raise the present low level of animal protein consumed in developing tropical countries like Nigeria. Although the sheep population in Nigeria as given by FAO (1966) and NLDC (1973) differed by a very wide margin, the data confirmed the fact that a large number of sheep are maintained under an extensive system of management. They roam in the villages searching for food, a condition that is inadequate for either milk or meat production. A knowledge of the nutrient utilization and requirements, and proper management of this group of animals is desirable if they are to be integrated into the intensive farming system.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, 42 (1), p. 76-88
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