This study was carried out to determine the ensiling characteristics and feed value of Johnson grass (Sorghum halepense) forage ensiled without and with broiler litter. Johnson grass forage and broiler litter were ensiled in the proportions of 100:0, 90:10, 80:20, 70:30, 60:40 on dry matter basis respectively. Silages were prepared in five-litre plastic bags and in all silage neither undesirable smell nor mould growth was occurred on the top of any silage 60 days later. After ensiling, the content of dry matter, crude protein and lactic acid, Metabolisable Energy and Net Energy Lactation of silage has been increased parallel to the proportion of broiler litter. The results showed that adding 40% of broiler litter in the silage on dry matter basis was successfully ensiled with Johnson grass forage.
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V. Ayhan, H. Özkul, H. Basmacioglu and C. Balabanli, 2003. A Research on the Ensiling Possibilities of Johnson Grass (Sorghum halepense) Forage with Broiler Litter. Journal of Biological Sciences, 3: 1010-1015.
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