Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2010
Volume: 9
Issue: 4
Page No. 771 - 773

Evaluation of Nutrient Digestibility of Wet Tomato Pomace Ensiled with Wheat Straw Compared to Alfalfa Hay in Kermani Sheep

Authors : Nemat Ziaei and Sadrollah Molaei

Abstract: This experiment was carried out to save Tomato Pomace (TP) by ensiling with two levels of Wheat Straw (WS) to measure nutrient digestibility of this feedstuff in comparison with alfalfa hay. The experiment was a Completely Randomized Design (CRD) containing three treatments and replicates in which two WS levels (5 and 10%) were added to TP as wet basis and ensiled in 25 kg plastic bags. The third treatment was alfalfa hay. Effects of WS addition on nutrient digestibility of TP silages were investigated. The results of experiment showed when the level of WS increased, digestibility of Organic Matter (OM) and Crude Protein (CP) of TP silages decreased (p<0.05). Silage DM digestibility was not affected by WS addition to TP. According to the results of this experiment TP silage containing 10% WS can be advised for the sheep compared with alfalfa hay during the scarcity periods of roughages.

How to cite this article:

Nemat Ziaei and Sadrollah Molaei, 2010. Evaluation of Nutrient Digestibility of Wet Tomato Pomace Ensiled with Wheat Straw Compared to Alfalfa Hay in Kermani Sheep. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 771-773.

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