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South African Journal of Animal Science

On-line version ISSN 2221-4062
Print version ISSN 0375-1589


WILCOCK, T.E.; VAN NIEKERK, W.A.; RETHMAN, N.F.G.  and  COERTZE, R.J.. A comparison of Cassia sturtii, Tripteris sinuatum and Sutherlandia microphylla: three fodder shrubs applicable to revegetation of degraded rangeland in the Northern Cape Province. S. Afr. j. anim. sci. [online]. 2004, vol.34, n.5, pp.114-116. ISSN 2221-4062.

Many arid and semi-arid areas have been degraded to bare patches and interventions are necessary to restore a productive state. Fodder shrubs, both exotic and indigenous, have been used for revegetation and reclamation. Ideally the species to be used should be adapted to arid conditions. This trial included one exotic (Cassia sturtii) and two indigenous (Sutherlandia microphylla and Tripteris sinuatum) species. The objective was to make a comparison of production and nutritional qualities over the growing season. Sutherlandia and Tripteris compared well in terms of both production and quality, with Cassia.

Keywords : Cassia sturtii; Sutherlandia microphylla; Tripteris sinuatum; production; crude protein; in vitro DOM and ash.

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