Lamb growth and in vivo organic matter digestibility of arrowleaf clover and bladder clover hay

Lucinda Watt, Gaye Krebs, John Piltz, Belinda Hackney, Sharon Nielsen, Michael Friend

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Abstract

Twenty-­four Merino weather lambs were offered a diet of either arrowleaf clover, bladder clover or subterranean clover hay ad libitum for 51 d. Individual liveweight and body condition score was recorded weekly, whilst in vivo organic matter digestibility was measured over a 7 d collection period. Liveweight gain was greater in lambs offered bladder clover hay compared subterranean clover hay. Dry matter intake (g) did not differ between the diets; although, dry matter intake adjusted for liveweight (g/kg) was greater (P = 0.003) in bladder clover hay than subterranean clover hay. In vivo organic matter digestibility was higher (P<0.001) in the bladder clover hay than both the arrowleaf clover and subterranean clover hays.   
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-2
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production: Animal Production 2016 - Stamford Grand Adelaide, Glenelg, Australia
Duration: 04 Jul 201607 Jul 2016
https://www.publish.csiro.au/an/content/ResearchFronts?id=2882 (Invited published papers in Animal Production Science)

Conference

Conference31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production
CountryAustralia
CityGlenelg
Period04/07/1607/07/16
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