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The nutritive evaluation of mixed pasture.

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McGill University
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Keywords
  • Nutrition.
Disciplines
  • Agricultural Science
  • Economics

Abstract

The ruminant animal occupies a predominant position in the field of agriculture throughout the world. The economic significance of pasture in relation to ruminant production is of paramount importance since pasture forage furnishes a natural basal feed and provides one of the cheapest sources of nutrients for these animals. The efficient utilisation of pastures and the problems associated with the assessment of their nutritive value are complicated however by the impact of certain botanical and animal inter-relationships. Within the last few decades there has been an increasing recognition of the importance of pastures and an awareness of some of the shortcomings regarding the assessment of their nutritive value.

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