Edited By: DI Givens, E Owen, HM Omed and RFE Axford
480 pages, Figs, tabs
Pressures to maximize the use of forages in ruminant diets have renewed interest in fast, inexpensive methods for the estimation of their nutritional value. As a result, a wide variety of physio-chemical procedures have been investigated for this purpose. This book addresses the status of these procedures, and their potential and limitations. It covers such topics as: the importance of forage evaluation for man and animal; estimating the energy and protein value of forages; physio-chemical approaches; and minerals, antinutritive and other factors.
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