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Mizubuti et al., 2002. Rev. Bras. Zootec., 31 (1): 267-272

Document reference 
Mizubuti, I. Y. ; Ribeiro, E. L. de A. ; Rocha, M. A. da ; Silva, L. das D. F. da ; Pinto, A. P. ; Fernandes, W. C. ; Rolim, M. A., 2002. Intake and apparent digestibility of corn (Zea mays L.), sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) and sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) silages. Rev. Bras. Zootec., 31 (1): 267-272
Alternative title 

Consumo e digestibilidade aparente das silagens de milho (Zea mays L.), sorgo (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) e girassol (Helianthus annuus L.)


The experiment was conducted to determine the daily average intake (DAI) and apparent digestibility coefficient (ADC) of maize, sorghum and sunflower silage nutrients. Nitrogen balance was also evaluated. Nine castrated, male sheep, kept in metabolism cages, in a 3*3 (three treatments and three periods), latin square design, were used. DAI of dry matter (DM), acid detergent fibre (ADF) and crude protein (CP) of maize silage and sunflower silage did not differ. DAI of neutral detergent fibre (NDF) and ether extract (EE) were higher in maize and sunflower silages, respectively. ADC of DM and EE were higher in sunflower silage than in sorghum silage. ADC of NDF and CP were similar for all silages.

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Mizubuti et al., 2002