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Alkane Profiles in Tropical Forages

Reich, M.M., Hendricksen, R.E., Rideout, J.A., Gazzola, C. and Hill, R.A. (2000) Alkane Profiles in Tropical Forages. In: Animal Production for a Consuming World. AAAP-ASAP Conference, 2nd - 7th July, Sydney, Australia.


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The role of n-alkanes in animal nutrition research has recently been reviewed by Dove and Mayes (1996). The measurement of voluntary intake (VI) using the naturally occurring odd chain length alkanes C31 or C33 in conjunction with administered even chain length alkanes such as C32 and C36 provides several advantages over the more conventional methods. Much of the development work involving this technology has been carried out with sheep or dairy cattle fed predominantly temperate pasture. Laredo et al., (1991) have published alkane profiles for a number of introduced tropical pasture grasses but no alkane profiles have been published for native tropical pasture grasses.

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.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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.
Keywords:Animal nutrition; Tropical forages; Sheep; Dairy cattle.
Subjects:Animal culture > Sheep
Animal culture > Feeds and feeding. Animal nutrition
Animal culture > Cattle
Live Archive:15 Mar 2005
Last Modified:03 Sep 2021 16:47

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