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Table 6 Nitrogen balance of sheep fed the different diets1)

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) 15.7a 22.6b 0.1
Excretion (g/d)
Fecal 4.9a 6.8b 0.2
Urinary 7.9a 12.1b 0.2
Total 12.8a 18.8b 0.3
Absorption (g/d) 10.8a 15.9b 0.2
Retention
g/d 2.9a 3.8b 0.3
% intake 18.4 16.8 1.6
% absorbed 26.7 24.0 2.1
  1. 1)Means of 6 observations
  2. 2)BF-basedsilage 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)