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Project No: AP6/3

Title: Identification of the most economical energy level in lucerne (Medicago sativa) hay-based finishing diets for lambs
Project Leader: V.N. Shivambu Starting date: January 2010
Partners: Closing date: July 2012
 
Objectives: * Determine the effect of different energy levels in feedlot diets on the growth rate of Dorper lambs
* Determine the effect of different energy levels on feed intake and feed conversion ratio (FCR)
* Determine the effect of different energy levels on carcass characteristics such as carcass weight, dressing percentage (carcass yield) and fat deposition
* Develop a model that can be used to determine the most economical energy level inclusion at different roughage and concentrate prices
* Use the information from this study to give sound advice to sheep producers for profitable feedlotting.
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