The utilization of wheat grain and hoop pine (callitris columellaris) sawdust by merino wethers

Hunter R.A. (1977) The utilization of wheat grain and hoop pine (callitris columellaris) sawdust by merino wethers. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture, 17 84: 55-58. doi:10.1071/EA9770055


Author Hunter R.A.
Title The utilization of wheat grain and hoop pine (callitris columellaris) sawdust by merino wethers
Journal name Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0816-1089
Publication date 1977-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/EA9770055
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 17
Issue 84
Start page 55
End page 58
Total pages 4
Subject 1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Abstract Fourteen Merino wethers were held in individual metabolism crates and fed restricted rations of either wheat or wheat plus Hoop pine (Callitris columellaris) sawdust for 30 weeks. Studies of the pattern of ruminal fermentation on the two diets showed that the sawdust was not digested in the rumen. Liveweight changes of the two groups over 30 weeks were not significantly different from each other. The sheep whose ration included sawdust regularly ate all wheat offered whereas the wethers fed wheat only had periods of inappetence. The feeding behaviour of the two groups was reflected in survival rate as more of the sheep fed wheat plus sawdust survived than those fed wheat only.
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status Unknown

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