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Murro et al., 2003. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 15 (11)

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Murro, J. K. ; Muhikambele, V. R. M. ; Sarwatt, S. V., 2003. Moringa oleifera leaf meal can replace cottonseed cake in the concentrate mix fed with Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) hay for growing sheep. Livest. Res. Rural Dev., 15 (11)

Moringa oleifera leaf meal replaced cottonseed cake (0, 33.3, 66.6 and 100%) in a supplement containing 76 to 80% hominy meal (maize bran), which was fed (270 g/day) to Black Head Persian male sheep receiving Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana) hay and a mineral mixture as the basal ration. Two trials were conducted. The first was a growth study in which feed intake and weight gain were measured for a period of 84 days. The second was a digestion study. Hay dry matter intake (57 to 60% of the diet), dry matter digestibility and live weight gain were higher, but feed conversion was poorer when Moringa oleifera leaf meal replaced all the cottonseed cake. It was concluded that Moringa oleifera leaf meal could serve as an alternative protein source to cottonseed cake in sheep rations based on maize bran and Rhodes grrass hay

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