Supplementation with groundnut haulms for sheep fattening in the West African Sahel

@article{Ayantunde2007SupplementationWG,
  title={Supplementation with groundnut haulms for sheep fattening in the West African Sahel},
  author={Augustine A. Ayantunde and Philippe Delfosse and Salvador Fern{\'a}ndez-Rivera and Bryce Gerard and A. Dan-Gomma},
  journal={Tropical Animal Health and Production},
  year={2007},
  volume={39},
  pages={207-216}
}
Groundnut haulms along with cowpea hay are major crop residues used for animal fattening in the West African Sahel. In traditional sheep fattening, feeds are always provided ad-hoc and in an unregulated fashion, which is rather wasteful. As a preliminary study to establish the optimal feeding levels of groundnut haulms for profitable sheep fattening, a feeding trial was conducted for 70 days with four levels of groundnut haulms (0, 150, 300 and 450  g/day) and a basal diet of bush hay. The… CONTINUE READING
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