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Vilela et al., 1976. Rev. Bras. Zootec., 5 (2): 236-247

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Vilela, H. ; Oliveira, S. de; Nascimento, C. H. F., 1976. Effect of grass pasture and grass and legume pasture on liveweight gain of steers. 1. Dry season. Rev. Bras. Zootec., 5 (2): 236-247
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Efeito de pastagens de graminea e de graminea e leguminosas sobre o ganho em peso de novilhos. 1. Epoca da seca


A trial was carried out in Minas Gerais from 11 July to 3 Oct. 1975 to compare liveweight gain under continuous grazing on Guinea grass pasture and on Guinea grass/Phaseolus atropurpureus cv. Siratro/perennial soyabean [Glycine wightii]/Stylosanthes guianensis cv. Schofield. Grazing on grass/legume pasture increased liveweight gain/ha by 3.45 times, and av. daily gain by 2.64 times compared with grass alone. Contents of CP, P and Ca were higher in the herbage of the grass/legume mixture than in grass alone. TDN required for each kg of beef produced was higher on grass alone than on the mixture.

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Vilela et al., 1976