A note on fortification of sorghum stovers with urea-mineral mixture

Rekib, A. and Singh, A.P. and Upadhyay, V.S. and Bhadoria, B.K. (1976) A note on fortification of sorghum stovers with urea-mineral mixture. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 46 (7). pp. 361-363.

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A layer of 97.5 kg chopped sorghum stover, protein content 4.0%, was sprayed with 20 litres water containing 1 kg urea and 1.5 kg mineral mixture. After compression the process was repeated until the silo pit was full. Silage obtained after 1 month contained 80.1% DM (with crude protein 6.3, ether extract 0.8, fibre 39.3, N-free extract 45.6, ash 8.0, Ca 0.6 and P 0.12%. Haryana heifers and calves and buffalo calves given the silage for 60 days made moderate weight gains. The digestibility of fibre by Haryana calves was 63.6% and of other constituents 50.6 to 55.0%, N, P and Ca balances were +12.5, +1.2 and -1.4 g

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, Jhansi 284 001, India
Subjects: Animal Husbandary
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 10:50
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2012 10:51
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/8068

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