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Comparative analysis of the in vitro fermentation of wasted cladodes (Opuntia spp.), lucerne and oat hays

  • 2015
  • Issue: 5
  • Volume: 45
O.E. Del Razo, I. Almaraz, V. Espinosa, R. Soriano, L.A. Miranda, L. Arias, L. Guan, G. Buendía & A. Pelaez Page: 470 - 475

Wasted cladodes from the cactus pear (Opuntia ficus spp.) are an environmental nuisance, and alternative measures are required to utilize this product, such as utilizing it as a ruminant feedstuff. By simulating ruminal fermentation through in vitro gas production, the…

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Effects of cladode age on biomass yield and nutritional value of intensively produced spineless cactus for ruminants

  • 2010
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 40
J.M. Pinos-Rodríguez, J.C. Velázquez, S.S. González, J.R. Aguirre, J.C. García, G. Álvarez and Y. Jasso Page: 245 - 250

A randomized complete block design with five replications was used to assess biomass yield, in vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD) and nutritional value of spineless cactus (Opuntia ficus-indica) produced under drip irrigation and fertilization. Cladodes were harvested from an established…

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