Comparison of Nutritive Value in Fodder Species and Industrial By-products Available in Anuradhapura

Show simple item record Karunanayaka, R.H.W.M. Nayananjalie, W.A.D. Somasiri, S.C. Adikari, A.M.J.B. Weerasingha, W.V.V.R. Kumari, M.A.A.P. 2022-03-21T08:37:13Z 2022-03-21T08:37:13Z 2020-06
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Dry Zone Agriculture en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2012 − 8673
dc.description.abstract Abstract : This experiment intended to figure out the nutritive value of fodder species and industrial by-products for feeding ruminants in Anuradhpura. Fodder species; maize (Zea mays), sorghum (Sorghum bicolour), CO-3 (Pennisetum purpureum x P. americanum), gliricidia (Gliricidia sepium), and guinea grass (Panicum maximum) and agro-industrial by-products; rice (Oryza sativa) bran, coconut (Cocos nucifera) poonac, maize (Zea mays) meal and soya bean (Glycine max) meal (SBM) were analyzed for proximate composition, acid detergent fiber (ADF), neutral detergent fiber (NDF) and gross energy (GE). Nitrogen free extract (NFE), total digestible nutrients (TDN) and metabolizable energy (ME) were calculated. The data were analyzed using the one-wayANOVAprocedure in SAS. The observed TDN, ME and GE of fodder species differed significantly (p<0.05).The highest (p<0.05) values of dry matter (DM), crude fat(EE), crude protein (CP), TDN, GE and ME were obtained for gliricidia. Guinea grass contained the highest (p<0.05) ADF and NDF contents compared to other fodder species. Sorghum and CO3 showed the highest (p<0.05) ash and crude fiber (CF) while the lowest (p<0.05) ash and CF were recorded in maize and gliricidia. The DMwas not significantly differed (p>0.05) in agro-industrial byproducts. The highest (p<0.05) total ash, CP, TDN and MEwere reported in SBM while NFE was highest in maize meal. The highest (p<0.05) values of EE and GE contents were obtained for rice bran. The nutrient content observed in the feed ingredients in the present study, is in par with other references. According to the nutrient composition, these feed ingredients can be used for feeding ruminants and in the formulation of total mixed rations for dairy cows inAnuradhapura en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.subject Agro-industrial by-products en_US
dc.subject Fodder species en_US
dc.subject Gross energy en_US
dc.subject Nutrient comparison en_US
dc.title Comparison of Nutritive Value in Fodder Species and Industrial By-products Available in Anuradhapura en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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