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Mejia et al., 1991. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 3 (1): 53-58

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Mejia, C. E. ; Rosales, M. ; Vargas, J. E. ; Murgueitio, E., 1991. Intensive production from african hair sheep fed sugar cane tops, multinutritional blocks and tree foliage. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 3 (1): 53-58
A flock of African hair sheep of approximately 80 ewes and 4 rams of the local 'pelibuey' or 'West African' breed, in all stages of the reproduction cycle, had free access to chopped fresh sugar cane tops and/or King grass forage (offered amounts were 150% of consumption to facilitate selection), a multinutritional block (10% urea, 50% molasses) and a mixture of poultry litter and rice polishings (ratio of 9:1). They also received fresh foliage of Gliricidia sepium at the rate of 3 kg/100 kg liveweight/day. The offspring had the same nutritional regime as their dams (given in a creep feeder to which the ewes did not have access). Weaning was at 12kg bodyweight and slaughter (or first mating) at 30kg.
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Mejia et al., 1991