Optimum dietary crude protein level for finishing Awassi lambs.

  title={Optimum dietary crude protein level for finishing Awassi lambs.},
  author={Serhan G. Haddad and Rihab Nasr and Marwan M. Muwalla},
  journal={Small ruminant research : the journal of the International Goat Association},
  volume={39 1},
Awassi is a multi-purpose sheep breed. Awassi lambs being finished are usually offered an 18% crude protein (CP) diet. The growth rate of Awassi lambs is lower than other meat breeds. Therefore, this high content of dietary CP is questionable. The objective of this study was to estimate the optimum CP level for finishing Awassi lambs. Fifty male Awassi lambs (23.0+/-1.2kg) were fed five high concentrate isocaloric diets (10 lambs per diet) that contained 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18% CP in a totally… CONTINUE READING


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