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Table 4 Total feed and nutrient intake by sheep fed different diets

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

Item Diet with SE
Rye straw BF-based silage2)
Intake (g/d)1)
Dry matter 850.0 850.0 0.0
Organic matter 792.2a 768.7b 0.1
Crude protein 97.9a 141.3b 0.1
Ether extract 13.5a 26.1b 0.1
Neutral detergent fiber 397.0a 338.8b 0.1
Acid detergent fiber 241.6a 232.0b 0.1
Hemicellulose 155.4a 106.8b 0.1
Crude fiber 185.9a 163.4b 0.1
Nitrogen free extracts 494.8a 437.8b 0.1
Crude ash 57.8a 81.3b 0.1
  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
  3. a,bMeans with different superscripts within the same row are significantly different (p < 0.05)