Effect of varying proportions of oats and lupin grain supplements on lamb growth rates

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During late summer-autumn in 1977/78 and 1978/79 five to six month old Merino wether weaners, which were in poor body condition at the start of feeding, were fed mixtures of oat and sweet lupin grain at lib while grazing on dry pasture. Consumption of grain and rates of growth increased with increasing proportions of lupin grain in the supplements. Time to achieve the desired liveweight for slaughter consequently decreased with increasing proportion of lupin grain.


Performance, Supplementary feeding, Oats, Lambs, Cost analysis, Lupins


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