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Ruminant Nutrition and Forage Utilization
Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 1991;4(2): 111-120.
https://doi.org/10.5713/ajas.1991.111    Published online June 1, 1991.
ineral status of grazing cattle in South Sulawesi, Indonesia : 1. Macrominerals
A. Prabowo, L. R. McDowell, N. S. Wilkinson, C. J. Wilcox, J. H. Conrad
A study was conducted to determine the macromineral status of grazing cattle in three climatic regions of the province of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Soil, forage, blood and rib bone samples were collected within the Western, Central and Eastern regions, respectively, in February-March and August-September of 1987. Calcium and magnesium were not deficient in soil samples. For forages, calcium and phosphorus were deficient for all regions and forage sodium was deficient except for the western region in the dry season. Crude protein was deficient during the dry season. The overall percentage of deficient plasma phosphorus samples was 17 or 23% for the wet and dry seasons, respectively. Based on these analyses, macrominerals most likely deficient in both seasons were phosphorus and calcium in all regions, in addition to sodium in the Central and Eastern regions.
Keywords: Mineral Status; Indonesia; Deficiency; Cattle

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