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Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2009  |  Volume: 4  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 22 - 27

Changing of Cell Wall Fractions of Kermes Oak (Quercus coccifera L.) in a Vegetation Period and theirs Importance for Pure Hair Goat (Capra hircus L.) Breeding in West Mediterranean Region of Turkey

Ahmet Tolunay, Veysel Ayhan and Elif Adiyaman

Abstract

This study was investigated the change occurring depending on the vegetation period in the Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), Acid Detergent Lignin (ADL), cellulose (CE) and hemicellulose (HEM) of feed fiber characteristics in samples taken in five periods from kermes oak (Quercus coccifera L.). According to the results of the research, the values obtained in the analysis conducted on the dry matter based the samples taken on May 15, June 15, July 15, August 15 and September 15, 2008 have been as follows: NDF values - 44.36, 56.05, 58.58, 59.83 and 60.71%; ADF values - 31.14, 39.94, 43.24, 47.49 and 48.03%; ADL values - 14.07, 19.37, 20.02, 24.33 and 24.35%; CE values - 17.06, 20.57, 23.22, 23.16 and 23.68% and HEM values - 13.22, 16.10, 15.33, 12.67 and 12.67% (p<0.05). The period when the kermes oak is best in terms of the quality of the feed is the month of June because the quality of the feed increases along with the increase in the NDF value.

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