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Extrusion improves digestibility of sorghum starch
Researchers found out that extrusion of sorghum starch shows positive effects enhances ruminal and intestinal digestibility, rumen microbial yield and growth in lambs fed on high-concentrate diets. Sorghum was extruded using the following four temperature and pressure combinations: T1 = 90 °C/17 bar...
How to prepare grassland for post-lambing
Many sheep producers aren’t getting the most they can out of grass. But measuring and monitoring grass growth in accordance with sheep demands during lambing could help drastically reduce feed costs and achieve finishing targets earlier. "You have to rest leys to grow more grass and that's the ...
Researchers dive into other protein sources for sheep
Two projects commissioned by the English Beef and Lamb Executive (EBLEX) are investigating whether alternative protein sources, such as rapeseed meal, beans, peas and wheat distillers' grains, can be used as substitutes for soya bean meal in sheep diets without affecting performance. The level of so...
New grass mixture offers high protein feed option
Farmers looking to increase the amount of protein produced off farm may be interested in a new unique grass mixture that can be used as a catch crop and an alternative to maize. ProtoPlus from Barenbrug is a spring sown mixture of the tetraploid Italian Ryegrass Barmultra 11, the Crimson Clover Blaz...