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Using Alkanes to Predict Voluntary Intake, Faecal Output and Digestibility of Buffel Grass Hay Fed to Steers

Hendricksen, R.E. and Reich, M.M. and Roberton, R.F. and Rideout, J.A. and Reid, D.J. and Gazzola, C. and Hill, R.A. (2000) Using Alkanes to Predict Voluntary Intake, Faecal Output and Digestibility of Buffel Grass Hay Fed to Steers. In: Animal Production for a Consuming World. AAAP-ASAP Conference, 2nd - 7th July, Sydney, Australia.

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Abstract

The cuticular waxes of forage plants contain long chain n-alkanes with odd carbon chain lengths in the range C25-C37 which are quantitatively recovered in faeces. When these concentrations are used with the concentrations of administered synthetic even chain length alkanes, the voluntary intake (VI), faecal output (FO) and digestibility (DMD) of forages can be estimated (Dove and Mayes 1991, 1996).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Additional Information:Reproduced with permission Australian Society of Animal Production [ASAP]. © AAAP 2000. Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production and Australian Society of Animal Production. Animal production for a consuming world : proceedings of 9th Congress of the Asian-Australasian Association of Animal Production Societies [AAAP] and 23rd Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production [ASAP] and 17th Annual Symposium of the University of Sydney, Dairy Research Foundation, [DRF]. 2-7 July 2000, Sydney, Australia.
Keywords:Cattle; Steers; Feed.
Subjects:Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Animal culture > Cattle
Deposited On:15 Mar 2005
Last Modified:13 Aug 2010 15:08

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