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The implications of condensed tannins on the nutritive value of temperate forages fed to ruminants

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 March 2007

T. N. Barry*
Institute for Food, Nutrition and Human Health Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
W. C. McNabb
Nutrition Group AgResearch, Grasslands Research Centre, Palmerston North, New Zealand
*Corresponding author: Professor T. N. Barry, fax +64 6 350 5657, email
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