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Lamb rearing in dairy sheep systems. Sue McCoard

Sue talks about the importance of good lamb rearing and its effects on lifetime performance of the lamb. This is a multi-factorial approach involving genetics, environment and people and discusses the year-round feeding program in a range of farming systems. Sue discusses natural versus artificial rearing and the key feeding phases from liquid onto solid

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Lambs and High Quality Forages

Charlotte Westwood BVSc, MANZCFS, PhD, Veterinary Nutritionist; PGG Wrightson Seeds Key drivers for gaining efficiency from high quality forages are getting more lambs finished rather than sold as store, and earlier (which reduces parasite loading), and hogget mating options. Crop options include chicory, plantain, brassicas and irrigated short rotation pastures, with the aim of more

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A varied diet for improved animal performance, nutrient use efficiency, and welfare

K. Garrett, A. Greer, C. Logan and P. Gregorini, Lincoln University Hypothesis: Conventional farming aims to meet nutrient requirements of the average animal. Dietary diversity and variety could improve health and welfare, product quality and bring environmental benefits. Methods: 7 rams were allocated each to 1. variety, 2. monotonous mix, 3. monotony ryegrass for 40

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Kittlemann Cilliate Community Composition

Charactarization of cilliate community composition in domestic sheep, deer and cattle feeding on various diets by means of PRC-DDGE and clone libraries Kittleman and P. Janssen – AgResearch key words: rumen ciliates protozoa community structure methane 2011 NZARN members a full copy of the presentation is available below if you are logged in. Non-members looking

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Characterization of rumen ciliate community composition in domestic sheep, deer, and cattle, feeding on varying diets, by means of PCR-DGGE and clone libraries.

Article: By Sandra Kittelmann & Peter H. Janssen, AgResearch Ltd, Grasslands Research Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand 2011 NZARN members a full copy of the presentation is available below if you are logged in. Non-members looking for more information are encouraged to use our ‘contact a nutritionist’ form and ‘member directory’ to find a member who can help them answer their

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