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Title: Ensiled brewers' grains increased feed intake, digestibility and N retention in cattle fed ensiled cassava root, urea and rice straw with fresh cassava foliage or water spinach as main source of protein
Contributor(s): Inthapanya, Sangkhom (author); Preston, T R (author); Leng, Ronald (author)
Publication Date: 2016
Open Access: Yes
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Abstract: The experiment was carried out to study effects of supplementary dietary protein of differing solubilities, and of brewers' grains on feed intake, digestibility and N balance in local 'Yellow' cattle fed ensiled cassava root, urea and rice straw as basal diet. Four local ('Yellow') male cattle were assigned to 4 treatments in a 4*4 Latin square arrangement: BG-CSF: brewers' grains with cassava foliage, BG-WS: brewers' grains with water spinach, NBG-CSF: no brewers' grains with cassava foliage, NBG-WS: no brewers' grains with water spinach. Experimental periods were of 15 days: 9 days for adaptation, 5 days for collection of feces and urine and the last day to take rumen fluid by stomach tube. Adding 5% of brewers' grains to the diet increased the DM intake, the apparent DM digestibility and N retention. Similar but smaller benefits were found when water spinach replaced cassava foliage as the main source of (true) protein.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Livestock Research for Rural Development, 28(2), p. 1-5
Publisher: Centro para la Investigacion en Sistemas Sostenibles de Produccion Agropecuaria
Place of Publication: Colombia
ISSN: 0121-3784
Field of Research (FOR): 070204 Animal Nutrition
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 839802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Animal Production
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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