University of California

Cubed alfalfa for replacement ewe lambs


Monte Bell
Jack Nolan
Albert Vieria

Authors Affiliations

Fremont L. (Monte) Bell is Farm Advisor, University of California Agricultural Extension Service, Glenn, Colusa and Butte Counties; Jack T. Nolan is Associate Professor, Division of Agriculture, Chico State College; Albert Vieria is shepherd, Division of Agriculture, Chico State College.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 23(9):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v023n09p8. September 1969.

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In this trial, alfalfa hay cubes self fed to white face and Hampshire ewe lambs resulted in small but statistically significant increases in weight gains, along with increased feed consumption but with less waste feed than when comparable ewes were fed baled alfalfa hay daily. Suffolk ewe lambs gained equally well on either cubes or baled hay.

Bell M, Nolan J, Vieria A. 1969. Cubed alfalfa for replacement ewe lambs. Hilgardia 23(9):8-9. DOI:10.3733/ca.v023n09p8
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