Publisher : The Korean Society of Grassland and Forage Science
DOI : 10.5333/KGFS.2014.34.3.174
Title & Authors
Lactobacillus plantarum Improves the Nutritional Quality of Italian Ryegrass with Alfalfa Mediated Silage Ilavenil, Soundarrajan; Arasu, Mariadhas Valan; Vijayakumar, Mayakrishnan; Jung, Min-Woong; Park, Hyung Soo; Lim, Young Cheol; Choi, Ki Choon;
The present study was planned to analyze the nutritional quality, microbial counts and fermentative acids in Italian ryegrass (IRG) 80% and alfalfa 20% (IRG-HV) mediated silage inoculated with lactic acid bacteria (LAB) as a probiotic strain for 3 months. Crude protein (CP), acid detergent fiber (ADF), and neutral detergent fiber (NDF), total digestible nutrient (TDN) and In-vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD), lactic acid bacteria (LAB), yeast and fungi counts and fermentation metabolites such as lactic acid, acetic acid and butyric acids were analyzed. The result shows that the nutritional quality and metabolite profiles of silage were significantly improved with LAB. For microbial counts, LAB showed dominant followed by yeast as compared with control silage. The pH of the silage also reduced significantly when silage inoculated with LAB. The result confirmed that silage preparation using different crops with L. plantarum inoculation is most beneficial for the farmers.
Italian ryegrass;Lactic acid bacteria;Nutritional quality;Microbes;Fermentative metabolites;
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