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Table 1 Chemical compositions of feedstuffs fed to sheep1)

From: Effect of feeding a by-product feed-based silage on nutrients intake, apparent digestibility, and nitrogen balance in sheep

Item Concentrate mix (%) Rye straw (%) BF-based silage2) (%)
Dry matter 87.9 90.0 58.3
Organic matter 91.7 95.4 88.5
Crude protein 16.4 4.2 16.9
Ether extract 2.5 0.2 3.9
Neutral detergent fiber 32.7 67.7 50.6
Acid detergent fiber 19.5 41.7 38.9
Hemicellulose 13.2 25.9 11.7
Crude fiber 11.3 37.8 31.2
Nitrogen free extracts 61.5 53.3 36.6
Crude ash 8.3 4.6 11.5
  1. 1)On a dry matter basis
  2. 2)BF-based silage was by-product feed-based silage, which was composed of 45 % spent mushroom substrate, 21 % recycled poultry bedding, 11 % rye straw, 10.8 % rice bran, 10 % corn taffy residue, 1.0 % protected fat, 0.6 % bentonite, and 0.6 % microbial additive, and ensiled for 30 d