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Feed intake and growth of Saanen kids weaned at 42 and 70 days of age

dc.contributor.authorFerreira, A. V.en_ZA
dc.contributor.authorThornton, J. D.en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-15T15:54:40Z
dc.date.available2011-05-15T15:54:40Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationFerreira, A. V. & Thornton, J. D. 2004. Feed intake and growth of Saanen kids weaned at 42 and 70 days of age. South African Journal of Animal Science. 34(5):49-51
dc.identifier.issn0375-1589 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/9339
dc.descriptionCITATION: Ferreira, A. V. & Thornton, J. D. 2004. Feed intake and growth of Saanen kids weaned at 42 and 70 days of age. South African Journal of Animal Science. 34(5):49-51.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at https://www.sasas.co.za/
dc.description.abstractThe effect of weaning age (42 vs. 70 days) on the feed intake and growth performance from seven to 140 days of age was investigated, using 58 male Saanen kids. Final body weight, average daily gain and feed conversion efficiency did not differ significantly between weaning ages during the creep (days 7-80), growth diet (days 81-140) or the total (days 7-140) experimental periods. Only feed intake, cumulative feed intake, dry matter (DM) intake and cumulative DM intake differed significantly in the creep (days 7-80) period. The creep intake (days 7-80) of the 42 day weaning treatment was 48%, which was significantly higher than the 70 day treatment due to creep feed replacing milk intake. Corresponding with a feed intake of 240 g/day and a total metabolisable energy intake of 295 ± 1.4 MJ/kid over the 7 to 42 day period, the kids underwent no post-weaning shock in terms of their growth performance and had the same final weight (29.9 ± 2.0 kg) as the 70 day weaning treatment at 140 days of age.
dc.description.urihttps://www.sasas.co.za/journals/feed-intake-and-growth-of-saanen-kids-weaned-at-42-and-70-days-of-age/
dc.format.extent3 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSouth African Society for Animal Science
dc.subjectKids (Goats)
dc.subjectGoats -- Weaning
dc.titleFeed intake and growth of Saanen kids weaned at 42 and 70 days of ageen_ZA
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderSouth African Society for Animal Science


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