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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1969. Department of Animal Science.


Copyright 1969, the author. Used by permission.


This experiment was conducted to determine the effect of 4% NaOH treatment on the digestibility and nutritive efficiency of wheat straw fed with ground wheat and urea of SBM. Four rations were fed to replicate lots of three lambs each, averaging 30.1 kg, according to a randomized block design. The lambs were fed ad libitum. The rations consisted of 70% ground straw. The lambs were weighed every 14 days during the 56-day growth period. Feed consumption, feed efficiency, and average daily weight gain were calculated. Sodium hydroxide treatment increased the daily gain, and daily feed consumption, which caused the lambs to more efficient in feed conversion.

Advisor: T. H. Doane and T. J. Klopfenstein