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The National Research Council was established by the National Academy of Sciences in 1916 to associate the broad community of science and technology with the Academy's purposes of furthering knowledge and of advising the federal government. The Council operates in accordance with general policies determined by the Academy under the authority of its congressional charter of 1863, which establishes the Academy as a private, nonprofit, self-governing membership corporation. The Council has become the principal operating agency of both the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering in the conduct of their services to the government, the public, and the scientific and engineering communities. It is administered jointly by both Academies and the Institute of Medicine. The National Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Medicine were established in 1964 and 1970, respectively, under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences.

This study was supported by the Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, by Agriculture Canada, and by the American Feed Industry Association.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Main entry under title:

Nutrient requirements of sheep.

(Nutrient requirements of domestic animals)
Bibliography: p.
Includes index.
1.   Sheep—Feeding and feeds.         2.   Sheep—Feed
utilization efficiency.  I.   National Research Council
(U.S.). Subcommittee on Sheep Nutrition.   II.   Series.
SF376.N85 1985           636.3'0852           85-21562
ISBN 0-309-03596-1

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