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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Preference of Gliricidia Sepium Fed to Sheep at 3 Different Wilting Levels

item Merkel, R - NCSU
item Pond, K - NCSU
item Horne, P - NCSU
item Burns, Joseph
item Fisher, Dwight

Submitted to: Animal Reproduction Congress Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: December 1, 1994
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: In the tropics, tree legumes are generally cut fresh and fed to ruminants as a source of protein. The fresh leaves of Gliricidia have been reported to give off an odor upon cutting, which reduces palatability of the fresh material. This study examined the feeding of fresh and 24 hour-wilted leaves to sheep. No difference in preference by sheeep was found between fresh and 24 h-wilted forage indicating in this study no reason to wilt Gliricidia prior to feeding.

Technical Abstract: This paper has no technical abstract

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