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Peiris et al., 1995. Asian-Aust. J. Anim. Sci., 8 (1): 83-88

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Peiris, H. ; Ibrahim, M. N. M., 1995. Nutritive value of guinea grass (Panicum maximum Jacq) and urea supplemented rice straw for cattle. Asian-Aust. J. Anim. Sci., 8 (1): 83-88
Abstract 
Young male indigenous * Sindhi cattle were given 1 of 4 feeds: guinea grass (Panicum maximum) cut at 4 weeks' growth and unchopped; guinea grass cut at 9 weeks and unchopped, and chopped; and rice straw treated with 2% urea solution just before feeding. Percentage feed refusal was 27.2, 57.6, 43.8 and 36.7, respectively. Average daily intake of DM was 2.89, 3.05, 3.93 and 2.78 kg/100 kg liveweight, and of digestible organic matter (OM), 1.55, 1.59, 2.05 and 1.18 kg/100 kg. Digestibility of DM was 63.9, 55.9, 57.9 and 50.1%, and of organic matter 68.7, 62.1, 62.8 and 55.8%.
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Peiris et al., 1995