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Table 2 Ingredients and chemical composition of diets fed to sheep1)

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

Item Diet with
Rye straw BF-based silage2)
Ingredient composition (%)
Concentrate mix 60.0 60.0
Rye straw 40.0 -
BF-based silage - 40.0
Chemical composition (%)
Dry matter 88.7 76.1
Organic matter 93.2 90.4
Crude protein 11.5 16.6
Ether extract 1.6 3.1
Neutral detergent fiber 46.7 39.9
Acid detergent fiber 28.4 27.3
Hemicellulose 18.3 12.6
Crude fiber 21.9 19.2
Nitrogen-free extracts 58.2 51.5
Crude ash 6.8 9.6
  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