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An Update on Wheat Straw as a Feed for Confined Ewes

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Title: An Update on Wheat Straw as a Feed for Confined Ewes
Author: Erickson, D.O.; Haugse, C.N.; Faller, T.C.
Description: This article addresses the study conducted to evaluate the effect of various levels of wheat straw alfalfa rations on the productivity of confined ewes. Rations containing up to 60% wheat with the balance of alfalfa did not adversely effect production when ewes were fed during maintenance times. Those groups fed diets that were higher in straw had a reduced effect. Ewes that are highly productive may or may not be more stressed due to the effect of diet during their maintenance period. Feed costs were reduced when ewes were self-fed rations containing 20-60% straw. Climatic conditions were a significant factor influencing the performance of ewes fed various levels (20-60%) straw in the outside environment.
Date: 1986
Subject: Livestock production
Straw
Feeds
Sheep
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/6930

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