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Asian Journal of Animal Sciences
  Year: 2009 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 18-24
DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2009.18.24
 
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Supplementation of Yeast Fermented Cassava Chip as a Replacement Concentrate on Rumen Fermentation Efficiency and Digestibility of Nutrients in Cattle

S. Khampa, P. Chaowarat, R. Singhalert and M. Wanapat

Abstract:
Ten, one year old male cattles with initial body weight of 150±l;10 kg were randomly divided into two groups and received concentrate at 14% CP (T1) and Yeast Fermented Cassava Chip (YFCC) (T2). The cows were offered the treatment concentrate at 1% BW and urea-treated rice straw was fed ad libitum. Means were compared using t-test. All animals were kept in individual pens and received free access to water. The results have revealed that replacement of YFCC on feed intake was non-significantly different, while Average Daily Gain (ADG) and digestibility of nutrients were higher (p<0.05) in cattle fed YFCC (T2) treatments than received concentrate at 14% CP (T1) (235 and 203 g day-1). In addition, the ruminal pH, ammonia-nitrogen and blood urea nitrogen concentration were significantly different (p<0.05). The concentration of volatile fatty acid was significantly different especially the concentration of propionic acid was slightly higher in cattle receiving T2 than T1. Supplementation of YFCC (T2) could improve population of bacteria and fungal zoospore, but decreased populations of Holotrich and Entodiniomorph protozoa in rumen (p<0.05). The results indicate that supplementation of Yeast-Malate Fermented Cassava Chip (YFCC) as a replacement concentrate at 14% CP could improve rumen fermentation efficiency and digestibility of nutrients in cattle.
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How to cite this article:

S. Khampa, P. Chaowarat, R. Singhalert and M. Wanapat, 2009. Supplementation of Yeast Fermented Cassava Chip as a Replacement Concentrate on Rumen Fermentation Efficiency and Digestibility of Nutrients in Cattle. Asian Journal of Animal Sciences, 3: 18-24.

DOI: 10.3923/ajas.2009.18.24

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajas.2009.18.24

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