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New roughage source of Pennisetum purpureum cv. Mahasarakham utilization for ruminants feeding under global climate change
- Mapato, Chaowarit (Tropical Feed Resources Research and Development Center (TROFREC), Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University) ;
- Wanapat, Metha (Tropical Feed Resources Research and Development Center (TROFREC), Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University)
- Received : 2018.03.15
- Accepted : 2018.05.09
- Published : 2018.12.01
Objective: As the climate changes, it influences ruminant's feed intake, nutrient digestibility, rumen methane production and emission. This experiment aimed to evaluate the effect of feeding Sweet grass (Pennisetum purpureum cv. Mahasarakham; SG) as a new source of good quality forage to improve feed utilization efficiency and to mitigate rumen methane production and emission. Methods: Four, growing crossbred of Holstein Friesian heifers, 14 months old, were arranged in a
Forage Utilization;Sweet Grass;Feed Quality;Global Climate Change;Ruminants
Supported by : Thailand Research Fund (TRF)
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