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Dietary inclusion of ensiled avocado oil cake affects growth, nutrient digestion, and carcass characteristics of pigs

  • 2020
  • Issue: 6
  • Volume: 50
M.L. Seshoka, P.J. Fourie, A.T. Kanengoni, I.M.M. Malebana, R.S. Thomas & B.D. Nkosi Page: 847 - 854

In this experiment, the effects were evaluated of various dietary inclusion levels of avocado oil cake (AOC) silage on growth performance, nutrient digestibility, and carcass characteristics in pigs. A mixture of 70% AOC, 25% wheat bran, and 5% sugarcane molasses…

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Effects of various inulin levels on in vitro digestibility of corn silage, perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) and common vetch (Vicia sativa L.)/oat (Avena sativa L.) hay

  • 2017
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 47
M. Salman, N. Cetinkaya, Z. Selcuk, B. Genc & M. Acici Page: 723 - 729

The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of various inulin levels on in vitro true dry matter digestibility (IVTDDM) and in vitro neutral detergent fibre digestibility (IVTDNDF) of corn silage (CS), perennial ryegrass (PR), and common vetch/oat…

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Effects of bacterial inoculation on the fermentation characteristics and aerobic stability of ensiled whole plant soybeans (Glycine max (L.) Merr.)

  • 2016
  • Issue: 2
  • Volume: 46
B.D. Nkosi, R. Meeske, T. Langa, M.D. Motiang, S. Modiba, T.F. Mutavhatsindi, I.M.M. Malebana & I.B. Groenewald Page: 129 - 138

The effect of bacterial inoculation on the fermentation and aerobic stability of two ensiled whole plant soybean (WPSB) cultivars was determined in a 2 x 2 factorial design. Two WPSB cultivars, Link LF6466 and Pannar 522 RR, were harvested at…

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Effects of bacterial inoculants and an enzyme on the fermentation quality and aerobic stability of ensiled whole-crop sweet sorg

  • 2012
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 42
B.D. Nkosi, P.V. Vadlani, K. Brijwani, A. Nanjunda & R. Meeske Page: 232 - 240

A study was conducted to evaluate the effects of bacterial inoculation and cellulase on the fermentation quality of ensiled whole-crop sweet sorghum (WCSS, Sorghum bicolor L. Moench). The WCSS (323 g dry matter (DM)/kg, 251 g water soluble carbohydrates (WSC)/kg…

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A comparison of the yield, nutritional value and predicted production potential of different maize hybrids for silage production

  • 2000
  • Issue: 1
  • Volume: 30
R. Meeske, H.M. Basson, J.P. Pienaar and C.W. Cruywagen Page: 18 - 21

The yield, nutritional value and production potential of silage made from twenty one maize hybrids were compared. The digestibility of organic matter and predicted intake, mean retention time and milk production potential were found to differ between hybrids (p <…

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Fermentative attributes of wilted vs. unwilted Digitaria eriantha silage treated with or without molasses at ensiling

  • 2007
  • Issue: 4
  • Volume: 37
W.A. van Niekerk, Abubeker Hassen, F.M. Bechaz and R.J. Coertze Page: 261 - 268

Silages made from directly cut or wilted Digitaria eriantha treated with or without molasses were evaluated to determine fermentative characteristics. The grass was harvested at the boot stage of growth and the material was ensiled in 1 kg mini-silos. Treatments…

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