Development of a Silo for High in vitro Digestible Silage using different Biomass and Rumen Liquor as Fermenting Agent
- *Corresponding Author:
Department of Agricultural
Mechanization, Faculty of
Crop Production Sciences University
of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 19, 2015 Accepted date: May 27, 2015 Published date: May 29, 2015
Citation: Inam-ul-haq, Khan MT, Ramzan M, Masood-ur-Rehman, Mansoor Khan K, et al. (2015) Development of a Silo for High in vitro Digestible Silage using different Biomass and Rumen Liquor as Fermenting Agent. J Veterinar Sci Technol 6:238. doi:10.4172/2157-7579.1000238
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The experiment was conducted to study the impact of biomass combinations and rumen liquor as a fermenting agent on the yield of in vitro digestibility. The experiment was laid out in completely randomized design having four treatments and three replications. Two biomass combinations that are Berseem, 50% Berseem + 50% Mott grass and two levels of fermenting agent that is 1% rumen and control were used. Biomass combination and the fermenting agent showed a significant (α ≤ 0.05) effect on In-vitro digestibility. The maximum in vitro digestibility(%CP 5, %dry matter digestibility 14 and %starch equivalent 18) were recorded in the treatment having a combination of Berseem, Mott grass and rumen liquor while the minimum In-vitro digestibility (%CP 5-9, % dry matter digestibility 7-8 and %starch equivalent 16-18)was recorded for Berseem used only as a biomass. It was concluded that a mixture of Berseem, Mott grass and rumen liquor give high in vitro digestible silage if used as agents for silage preparation in a silo.