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.
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production: Animal Production 2016 - Stamford Grand Adelaide, Glenelg, Australia|
Duration: 04 Jul 2016 → 07 Jul 2016
https://www.publish.csiro.au/an/content/ResearchFronts?id=2882 (Invited published papers in Animal Production Science)
|Conference||31st Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production|
|Period||04/07/16 → 07/07/16|