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Seasonal Variations in Voluntary Intake and Apparent Digestibility of Forages in Goats Grazing on Introduced Leymus chinensis Pasture
- Sun, Zewei (Institute of Animal Science and Technology, Jilin Agricultural University) ;
- Wang, Zaisen (American Institute for Goat Research, Langston University) ;
- Zhong, Qingzhen (Institute of Animal Science and Technology, Jilin Agricultural University) ;
- Zhou, Daowei (Northeast Institute of Geography and Agroecology, Chinese Academy of Science)
- Received : 2013.09.04
- Accepted : 2014.01.24
- Published : 2014.06.01
The nutrient composition of pasture, voluntary intake and digestibility of diet ingested by goats grazing on an introduced Leymus chinensis pasture were measured across spring (May), summer (July), autumn (October) and winter (March). In each season, 12 Inner Mongolian Cashmere goats (6 wethers and 6 does with an average live weight of
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