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Nutrient requirement for growing lambs

Body wt (kg) Rate of gain (g/day) Dry matter intake (g) DCP (g) ME (k.cal) Ca (g) P (g)
10
50

400

35

0.86

2
1.5
100

450

45

1.00

2.5
2.5
150

500

55

1.15

3.0
2.0
15
50

500

45

1.08

2.8
2.0
100

600

55

1.30

3.5
2.5
150

700

65

1.62

4.5
3
20
50

700

50

1.44

3.5
2.5
100

800

70

2.01

4.5
3.0
150

1,000

80

2.30

5.5
3.5
25
50

800

65

1.80

4.5
3.0
100

1,200

85

2.52

5.0
3.5
150

1,400

100

2.88

6.0
4.0
1g = TDN = 3.6 k Cal (Source: Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar)

Nutrient requirement of sheep* for maintenance

Body wt. Dry matter intake (kg) DCP (g) ME  (k.Cal) Ca  (g) P (g)
20 0.56 25 1.03 1.7 1.0
25 0.70 31 1.27 2.1 1.6
30 0.83 37 1.52 2.4 1.9
35 0.95 42 1.72 2.6 2.1
40 1.06 47 1.93 2.9 2.3
45 1.17 51 2.09 3.2 2.5

*Adult ewes, which are non-lactating and are not over of 15 week of gestation period

(Source - Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar)

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