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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 5 | Page No.: 525-530
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2011.525.530
 
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Determination of Relative Feed Value of Some Legume Hays Harvested at Flowering Stage

Ayfer Bozkurt Kiraz

Abstract:
The aim of this study was to determine the Relative Feed Value (RFV) and Metabolisable Energy (ME) content of some legume hays harvested at flowering stage. Chemical composition including Crude Protein (CP), Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), Ether Extract (EE), ash, Dry Matter Digestibility (DMD), Relative Feed Value (RFV) and Metabolisable Energy (ME) were calculated. The CP content of hays ranged from 9.69 to 22.13%. The NDF and ADF contents ranged from 38.48 to 41.06% and 29.95 to 35.75%, respectively. The NDF content of Trifolium repens was significantly higher than those for Vicia sativa and Trifolium incarnatium. The ADF content of Vicia sativa was significantly (p<0.001) lower than that for Trifolium incarnatium, Medicago lupulina and Lathyrus sativus. The DMD of legume hays ranged from 60.54 to 65.56%. The DMD of Vicia sativa was significantly higher than that for Trifolium incarnatium. The DMI was ranged from 2.92 to 3.11% of body weight. The DMI of Trifolium incarnatium was significantly higher than those for the other legume hays. The RFV of legume hays ranged from 138.81 to 155.07. The RFV of Vicia sativa was significantly higher than those for Trifolium repens, Medicago lupulina and Lathyrus sativus. The ME contents of legume hays ranged from 2.346 to 2.522 Mcal kg-1. The ME contents of Vicia sativa was significantly higher than that for Trifolium incarnatium. As a conclusion species had a significant (p<0.001) effect on the chemical composition, DMD, DMI, RFV and ME of legume hays.
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How to cite this article:

Ayfer Bozkurt Kiraz , 2011. Determination of Relative Feed Value of Some Legume Hays Harvested at Flowering Stage. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 6: 525-530.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2011.525.530

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajava.2011.525.530

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