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dc.contributor.authorIkhimioya, I.
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-03T05:25:57Z
dc.date.available2013-07-03T05:25:57Z
dc.date.issued2008
dc.identifier.citationLivestock Research for Rural Development; 20 (6)
dc.identifier.issn0041-3216
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10568/33035
dc.description.abstractFodder production, dry season leaf retention, and concentrations of crude protein and in vitro dry matter (DM) digestibility in fodder of Desmanthus virgatus, Desmodium cinereum, Desmodium gyroides, and Cajanus cajan were compared under cutting on an acid soil in southern Ethiopia. Desmodium cinereum, D. distortum, D. discolor, and C. cajan retained a higher percentage of green more fodder than D. gyroides and Desmanthus virgatus. Crude protein concentration in fodder of all species during the dry season was above 130 g kg DM, indicating that these species could be used as protein banks to supplement native pastures and crop residues during the dry season. Based on fodder production, dry season leaf retention, and concentration of crude protein in fodder, D. cinereum, D. distortum, D. disolor, and C. cajan are recommended for further testing with animals.
dc.language.isoen
dc.sourceLivestock Research for Rural Development
dc.subjectETHIOPIA
dc.subjectFEED PRODUCTION
dc.subjectNUTRITIVE VALUE
dc.subjectSHRUBS
dc.subjectACID SOILS
dc.subjectYIELDS
dc.subjectDRY SEASON
dc.subjectCRUDE PROTEIN
dc.subjectDIGESTIBILITY
dc.subjectDESMANTHUS
dc.subjectDESMODIUM
dc.subjectCAJANUS CAJAN
dc.titleAcceptability of selected common shrubs/tree leaves in Nigeria by West African Dwarf goats
dc.typeJournal Article
cg.subject.ilriFEEDS
cg.subject.ilriLIVESTOCK
cg.subject.ilriFORAGES
cg.identifier.statusUnrestricted Access
cg.identifier.urlhttp://www.lrrd.org/lrrd20/6/ikhi20090.htm
cg.coverage.regionAFRICA
cg.coverage.regionWEST AFRICA
cg.coverage.countryNIGERIA


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