Feed Analysis Values

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The values that arise from the feed analysis were: the dry matter, crude protein, acid detergent fibre, neutral detergent fibre, pH level and ash. Specifically, the value for the dry matter is the corrected value in order to allow for acids, volatile acids and other components that lost on oven drying. The crude protein which is determined from the total nitrogen of silage is 88.33 (g/kg DM). The value of the acid detergent fibre which is a measurement of lingin, cellulose and lignified nitrogen is 306.79 (g/kg DM). The neutral detergent fibre of the silage was 552.40(g/kg DM) and is an indicator of forage intake potential which declines as NDF value increases. The pH value of the silage is 3.91 and its an indicator of the acid in the silage. …show more content…
Specifically, the value for digestible organic matter calculated from the equation:
DOMD(g/kg DM)=(983.1-(1.04*corrected ADF)) and the value that arise in our occasion was 664.03 (g/kg DM). The value of metabolisable energy that emerged from the following equation: ME content (Mj/kg DM)= (0.01494*DOMD) + (0.00732*CP)-0.56 had a value of 10.4 (MJ/kg DM). Metabolisable energy is one of the most important measure related with the energy content of silage when that fed to ruminant livestock, and represents the amount of energy that is available to the animal after accounting for losses in digestion, urine and gases. And the last one is the metabolisability ratio (qm) of the silage which has a value of 0.58 and was calculated by using the following equation: qm=(-0.000796*corrected ADF)+0.827
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Its main purpose is to show if there is sufficient protein available for the microorganisms of the rumen. However crude protein does not indicate anything about the quality of protein within a feed which have a significant effect on animal. The optimal value of crude protein in a feed varies between 100-200 (g/kg DM). The value that arise in our occasion which is 88.83 (g/kg DM) is quite lower than the targeted values that indicates that the feed that was examined has an issue in terms of the protein that is available for the microorganisms of the rumen. Low protein can be cause by nitrogen losses due to rain, weed competition and improper harvesting and storage(Weiss., et al

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