AOAC. 1980. Official Methods of Analysis. 13th edn. Association of Official Analytical Chemists, Washington, D.C.
ARC. 1980. The Nutrient Requirements of Ruminant Livestock. Commonwealth Agricultural Bureaux. England, UK.
Asher, G. W. 1992. Growth and nutrition of fallow deer. In 'Progressive fallow deer farming' 2nd edition Asher, G. W. & M. Langridge (Ed.). Ruakura Agricultural Centre. p.59-67.
Dove, H. 1992. Using the n-alkanes of plant cuticular wax to estimate the species composition of herbage mixtures. Aust. J. Agric. Res. 43:1711-1724.
Dove, H. and R. W. Mayes. 1991. The use of plant wax alkanes as marker substances in studies of the nutrition of herbivores: a review. Aust. J. Agric. Res. 42:913-952.
Dove, H. and A. D. Moore. 1995. Using a least-squares optimisation procedure to estimate botanical composition based on the alkanes of plant cuticular wax. Aust. J. Agric. Res. 46:1535-1544.
Fennessy, P. F., G. H. Moore and I. D. Corson. 1981. Energy requirements of red deer. Proc. New Zealand Soc. Anim. Prod. 41:167-173.
Flesch, J. S., R. C. Mulley and P. N. Muley. 1999. The growth rate and metabolisable energy intake of farmed fallow deer (Dama Dama) between 12 and 25 weeks of age. Australian Deer Farming. 10:14-17.
Hardwick, N. E. 1954a. Changes in the major chemical constituents of subterranean clover (T. subterraneum L.) during growth. I. The carbohydrates. Aust. J. Agric. Res. 5: 372-382.
Hardwick, N. E. 1954b. Changes in the major chemical constituents of subterranean clover (T. subterraneum L.) during growth. II. The non-carbohydrate fractions and their relationship to the carbohydrates. Aust. J. Agric. Res. 5:383-391.
Hume, I. D. and D. B. Purser. 1972. Ruminal and post-ruminal protein digestion in sheep fed on subterranean clover harvested at four stages of maturity. Aust. J. Agric. Res. 26:199-208.
Milligan, K. E. 1984. Deer nutrition-feed demands and how to meet them. Proceedings of a Deer Course for Veterinarians. Palmerton North, New Zealand. (Ed. P. R. Wilson). Massey University. pp. 46-58.
Mulley, R. C. and J. S. Flesch. 2001. Nutritional requirements for pregnant and lactating red and fallow deer. Deer Research Report. RIRDC publication 01/0095, Rural Industry Research and Development Corporation. Canberra, Australia.
Radcliffe, J. C. and M. J. Cochrane. 1970. Digestibility and crude protein changes in ten maturing pasture species. Proc. Aust. Soc. Anim. Prod. 8:531-536.
Ru, Y. J. 1996. The influence of cultivar variation on potential productivity of swards of subterranean clover when utilised by grazing animals. PhD Thesis. The University of Adelaide.
Ru, Y. J. and J. A. Fortune. 2000. The effect of grazing intensity and cultivars on morphology, phenology and nutritive value of subterranean clover. II. Nutritive value during the growing season. Aust. J. Agric. Res. 51:1047-1055.
Ru, Y. J., Z. H. Miao, P. C. Glatz and M. Choct. 2002a. Predicting feed intake of fallow deer (Dama Dama) using alkanes as a marker. Asian-Aust. J. Anim. Sci. 15:209-212.
Ru, Y. J., P. C. Glatz, Z. H. Miao, K. Swanson, S. Falkenberg and S. Wyatt. 2002b. Comparison of the digestibility of grain and forage by sheep, red and fallow deer. Asian-Aust. J. Anim. Sci.. 15:800-805.
Ru, Y. J., J. A. Kruk, M. Fischer, M. Choct and P. C. Glatz. 2002c. Predicting n-alkane concentration in pastures and deer faeces for dietary composition and digestibility measurement using near infrared spectroscopy. Asian-Aust. J. Anim. Sci. (submitted).
Ru, Y. J., W. K. Peng, J. A. Kruk, P. C. Glatz, M. Fischer and K. Swanson. 2002d. Predicting crude protein content and in-vitro digestibility of pastures for fallow deer using near infrared spectroscopy (NIR). Asian-Aust. J. Anim. Sci. (suppl.)
Schwartz, C. C. and J. G. Nagy. 1972. Maintaining deer rumen fluid for in vitro digestion studies. J. Wildl. Manage. 36:1341-1343.
Tilley, J. M. A. and R. A. Terry. 1963. A two-stage technique for the in vitro digestion of forage crops. J. Br. Grassl. Soc. 18:104-111.
Wilkinson, L., M. Hill, J. P. Welna and G. K. Birkenbeuel. 1992. SYSTAT for Windows: Statistics, Version 5 Edition. Evanston, IL: SYSTAT, Inc.