| || || Kumar, Ashish|
| || || The effects of season on macro and micro mineral chemistry and crude protein of soil and pasture species grazed by the Fiji Fantastic Sheep in Nausori, Fiji Islands.|
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Subject: Sheep -- Feeding and feeds -- Fiji , Grazing -- Environmental aspects -- Fiji
Call No.: pac SF 376 .K86 2010
Copyright:Under 10% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: For grazing ruminants, forages are important sources of inorganic nutrients; however, in some circumstances they may be deficient in one or more essential minerals. Despite the crucial role of mineral elements in animal production and health, there has been very little scientific research carried out on their status in soil and pastures in Fiji. The mineral content and crude protein value of soil and pastures used for sheep production in Nausori was thus evaluated during the wet and dry seasons. Eight farms were used for the study. The pasture species present on the different farms were Batiki Blue grass (Ischaemum aristatum indicum), T- Grass (Paspalum conjugatum), Nadi Blue Grass (Dichanthium caricosum), Centrosema (Centrosema pubescens) and Hetero (Desmodium heterophyllum).