THE UTILIZATION OF A COMPLETE FEED BASED ON OLIVE LEAVES AND RESIDUES FOR OVINE FATTENING
With a certain nutritive quality, the leaves and olive residues can be substitute to fodders habitually used in ovine feeding. In fact, with rates having 50% of olive-tree by-products and 50% of concentrate, the fattening of mean young lambs authenticates an undisputable rentability. The daily means of gains (GMQ) are 190 g per head and per day and no undesirable effect has been observed. Otherwise, the registered voluntary ingestions (115 to 120 g/kg of metabolic weight) and also the index of consummation (between 7.2 and 7.7) are revealing of a good nutritional equilibrium of the tested rations and prove that the conditioning of these two by products with the concentrate in form of corks does not affect their certain alimentary value.
Ben Rouina, B. and Nefzaoui, A. (1990). THE UTILIZATION OF A COMPLETE FEED BASED ON OLIVE LEAVES AND RESIDUES FOR OVINE FATTENING. Acta Hortic. 286, 485-488