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Calcium Requirements of a Meat Ewe and Dairy Doe During Gestation and Lactation

Calcium Requirements of a Meat Ewe and Dairy Doe During Gestation and Lactation

70-kg adult with twins

Calcium Requirements (g/day)

Early gestation

Late gestation

Early lactation

Mid lactation

Ewe (meat)

6.5

8.8

7.9

6.5

Doe (parlour milked)

6.6

6.6

20.7

21.4

Adapted, with permission, from Nutrient Requirements of Small Ruminants, Animal Nutrition Series, 2007. National Academy of Sciences, National Academy Press, Washington DC.