Nutrient requirements of small ruminants brings together a summary of this latest data with new and expanded information on the composition of feeds commonly consumed by small ruminants both domestic and wild for the first time this authoritative reference work includes information on cervids and camelids. Many factors affect the nutritional requirements of small ruminants maintenance growth pregnancy lactation fiber production activity and environment as a general rule of thumb sheep and goats will consume 2 to 4 percent of their body weight on a dry matter basis in feed. Updating two previous national research council publications nutrient requirements of sheep sixth revised edition 1985 and nutrient requirements of goats first edition 1981 this new book provides an evaluation of the scientific literature on the nutrient requirements of small ruminants in all stages of lifein addition effects of the environment feed additives and metabolism . Winter feeding of small ruminants january 1 2019 january 1 2019 dr chelsey ahrens specialty livestock youth education specialist arkansas extension during the winter months producers rely heavily on feeding hay as a roughage source in order to meet nutritional requirements of sheep or goats the first question a producer must ask . Nutrient requirements of small ruminants sheep goats cervids and new world camelids washington dc the national academies press ruminant nutrition for graziers attra national center for appropriate technology university of maryland extension small ruminant page dr chelsey ahrens is an assistant professor in the animal science
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