The browse value of the Eastern Cape valley bushveld.

  • Aucamp A.J.
  • Howe L.G.
  • Smith D.W.W.Q.
  • Mostert J.M.


The feeding value of the Eastern Cape Valley Bushveld in terms of crude protein, digestible dry matter, digestible energy and metabolic energy, as selected by oesophageal fistulated Boer- and Angora goats was determined. Results show that the Valley Bushveld maintains a high feed value throughout the year. The high feed value of the available feed is reflected by animal performance. There are differences in dry matter and metabolic energy intake between Angora and Boer goats.

Keywords: afrikaans; angora goat; animal performance; boer goats; browse; crude protein; dry matter; eastern cape; energy intake; feeding; feeding value; goats; intake; oesophageal fistulas; performance; south africa; valley bushveld


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eISSN: 1727-9380
print ISSN: 1022-0119