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  • Cloete, S. W. P.   Van Schalkwyk, S. J.   Brand, T. S.   Hoffman, L. C.   Nel, C. J. (South African Society for Animal Science, 2006)
    ABSTRACT: The effects were investigated of energy and protein concentrations (with associated amino acid concentrations) in ostrich diets on leather quality of the skins of 50 ostriches. Energy concentrations were 9.0, ...
  • Van Schalkwyk, S. J.   Cloete, S. W. P.   Hoffman, L. C.   Meyer, A. (South African Society for Animal Science, 2005)
    ABSTRACT: Ostrich skins (n = 214) were assessed by 28 participants involved in the ostrich leather production and marketing chain. The participants were from various sectors in the ostrich industry, including producers, ...
  • Cloete, S. W. P.   Van Schalkwyk, S. J.   Engelbrecht, A.   Hoffman, L. C. (South African Society for Animal Science, 2006)
    ABSTRACT: Nodule size is an important indicator of leather quality in the ostrich leather trade. The present study investigated genetic variation in nodule size at five sites on the skin, namely the neck, back, upper leg, ...