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Table 5 Characteristics of the nutritional contribution of winter rangeland and requirement achieve in goats

From: Are winter rangelands enough to satisfy the nutritional requirements of late-gestation transhumant goats in Patagonia?

Year Winter rangeland forage contibution achieve in goats
ME (Mcal/kg) CP (%) Digestibility (%) Average body weight (kg) Capacity intake of rangelanda (kg) ME (Mcal/day) PC (g/day)
2010 1.82 10.30 51.06 41 1.19 2.17 122.57
2011 1.87 8.18 52.42 37 1.07 2 87.52
2012 1.70 8.20 47.90 41 1.19 2.02 97.59
  1. NRC requirements goats: 2.77 Mcal/d ME; 153 g/day CP
  2. NRC concentration in diet: 2.39 Mcal/Kg ME; 13% PC; 66% digestibility
  3. aIntake: 2.9% BW (1.16 kg DM)