Digestibility Value of Potato Steam and Date Palm Leaves treated or without treated by urea fed to Awassi Rams
ANBAR JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,
2005, Volume 3, Issue 2, Pages 151-158
AbstractFour yearling Awassi rams where used in three indirect digestion trials to determine the nutrients digestion coefficient in potato steams and date palm leaves, they were mixed with grinded barley grains.
Potato steams were higher (P<0.05) than date palm leaves in digestibility coefficient of dry matter, crude protein , crude fat , crude fiber , nutrient free extract, organic matter and total digestibility nutrients and they were 74.8, 79.6 , 86.1 , 70.3 , 77.4 , 76.9 and 62.6% respectively.
However urea treated date palm leaves showed higher (p<0.05) means in above criteria than untreated and they were 48 , 20.5 , 54 , 59.5 , 53.3 , 50 and 48% versus 37, 1.5 , 57.8 , 44 , 42 , 35.5 and 39.3 % respectively.
It was concluded from this study the possibility of using these by-products plants as roughage in ruminant rations without having adverse effects when used with barley grain, because they have an accepted nutrients digestibility coefficient.
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