Average Estimates of Digestible Crude Protein in Kenya Feeding Stuffs

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1958
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Dougall, H. W.
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The Wedemeyer method of artificial digestion has been applied to a wide range of Kenya feeding stuffs. It has been found that the digestible crude protein contained in the dry matter of these feeds is related directly to their crude protein content. The equation: dig. P = 0.94 C.p. - 2.51, expresses this relationship. This equation has been tested against the Glover and French equation, using both to estimate the results of recorded digestibility experiments. The Wedemeyer equation gave results which were almost consistently much too high, whereas the Glover and French equation gave consistent results which were in much closer agreement with the values actually recorded.
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East African Agricultural And Forestry Journal, XXIII (No. 4), p. 285-289
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