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Diurnal Variation in the Diet selected by Free-grazing Sheep

Naturevolume 207pages666667 (1965) | Download Citation

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THE use of oesophageal fistulae has facilitated work on the diet selected by grazing ruminants. Three experiments at this laboratory with free-grazing sheep have shown marked diurnal changes in the nitrogen content of the diet selected by Merino wethers.

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    Taylor, J. C., and Deriaz, R. E., J. Brit. Grassl. Soc., 18, 29 (1963).

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    Arnold, G. W., J. Brit. Grassl. Soc., 17, 41 (1962).

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  1. C.S.I.R.O. Pastoral Research Laboratory, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia

    • J. P. LANGLANDS

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