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Chemical Composition, In vivo Digestibility and Metabolizable Energy Values of Caramba (Lolium multiflorum cv. caramba) Fresh, Silage and Hay
- Ozelcam, H. (Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Ege University) ;
- Kirkpinar, F. (Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Ege University) ;
- Tan, K. (Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Ege University)
- Received : 2014.11.15
- Accepted : 2015.04.11
- Published : 2015.10.01
The experiment was conducted to determine nutritive values of caramba (Lolium multiflorum cv. caramba) fresh, silage and hay by in vivo and in vitro methods. There was a statistically significant difference (p<0.01) in crude protein content value between fresh caramba (12.83%) and silage (8.91%) and hay (6.35%). According to results of experiment, the crude fiber, neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber (ADF), acid detergent lignin contents of the three forms of caramba varied between 30.22% to 35.06%, 57.41% to 63.70%, 35.32% to 43.29%, and 5.55% to 8.86% respectively. There were no significant differences between the three forms of caramba in digestibility of nutrients and in vivo metabolizable energy (ME) values (p>0.05). However, the highest
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