Urea-ensiled rice straw as a feed for cattle in Thailand

Author: Parnich Tinnimit
Year: 1983
Issue: 3
Volume: 13
Page: 203 - 205

Rice-straw was ensiled with a 5-6% urea solution for 3 weeks before being fed. Cattle fed with urea-ensiled rice straw alone can maintain weight. However, to obtain a daily weight gain of 300-450 g in Holstein Friesian heifers (8-12 months old) fed with urea-ensiled rice straw it is necessary to supplement with some form of concentrate.


Keywords: chemical composition, concentrates, digestibility, Rice straw, Supplementation, urea-ensiled
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