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Alternative ewe protein offers cost effective solution
Sheep farmers looking to top up protein in late-pregnancy ewe diets can use alternatives to soya without affecting animal performance. According to a project funded by Eblex, HCC, Adas and Reaseheath College there were no significant differences in animal performance between soya and alternative pro...
Soy alternatives can save on sheep feed costs
Feeding ewes with alternative sources of soy can be done without affecting animal performance. It can even provide savings on ewe feed costs, says EBLEX. EBLEX (the organisation for the English sheep and beef industry) has funded a project with HCC, ADAS and Reaseheath College to compare alternative...
Almost zero CH4 emission from lambs using milk replacer
Feeding artificial reared lambs with milk replacer and cream almost completely stopped CH4 (methane) release - a Danish study found. Switching from milk replacer and cream to a fibrous diet dramatically changed the CH4:CO2 ratio within 4 days. The CH4:CO2 ratio remained lower for 50 days after the d...
Grape seed supplementation for dairy sheep
Can grape seed supplementation have a beneficial effect in dairy sheep? Researchers from the University of Sassari in Italy delved into this hypothesis. Grape seed is a by-product of the winery and distillery industry which could be used in animal nutrition. To test the hypothesis that dietary suppl...
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The IDF International Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow Milk
The IDF International Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow Milk The IDF International Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other non-Cow Milk aims to provide the most up to date knowledge and research for scientists and other professionals involved in the sheep and goats dairy sectors (milk produc...