Abstract: Keduo 8 silage maize mixed and ensiled with Astragalus adsurgens Pall. at the ratio of :0, 2:1, 1:1, 1:2 and 0:1, respectively, the nutrient compositions and content of poisonous substances in all treatments determined. The result showed that with increasing proportions of Astragalus adsurgens Pall., the pH value and crude protein content raised while the neutral detergent fibre and acid detergent fiber had a descending trend. Mixed silage could raise the amino acid content. Aflatoxin content of treated silages were higher than those of initial herbage, respectively while the zearalenone, nitrite, nitrate, 3-Nitropropionic acid content were lower. The nutrient and amino acid content of the mixed silage of 1/2 maize and 1/2 Astragalus adsurgens Pall. were relatively high and the contents of poisonous elements were reduced which was the ideal mixed silage treatment.
Peng Feng, Qi-Zhong Sun, Hai-Yan Zheng, Sheng-Xing Ye, Zhu Yu and Jian-Guo Xue, 2012. Nutrient and Poisonous Composition in the Mixed Silage of Maize and Astragalus adsurgens Pall. with Varied Proportions. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 1532-1537.