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Effects of nutritional experience in early and adult life of the performance and dietary habits of sheep

By G. W. Arnold, R. A. Maller

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Diet selection, intake, liveweight changes and wool production were investigated in sheep grazing various sown or natural pastures or fed hay in pens. Differences in preference of spp. for grazing due to environment persisted for >1 yr despite attempts to remove them. Differences in food intake, liveweight change and wool production due to differing experience were also observed. Sheep moved from natural to sown pastures took longer to adapt than those transferred from one sown pasture to another or from sown to natural pastures. Adults took longer to adjust than lambs.

Date 1977
Publication Title Applied Animal Ethology
Volume 3
Issue 1
Pages 5-26
Language English
Author Address Div. of Land Resources Management, CSIRO, Wembley, W.A., Australia 6014.
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  1. Animal nutrition
  2. Australasia
  3. Australia
  4. Commonwealth of Nations
  5. Developed countries
  6. Experience
  7. Grasslands and rangelands
  8. Grazing
  9. Intake
  10. Liveweight gains
  11. Mammals
  12. Oceania
  13. OECD countries
  14. pastures
  15. peer-reviewed
  16. Sheep
  17. Wool
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