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Chemical Composition of Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) at Different Stages of Growth and Ryegrass Silages with Additives



A.A. Aganga , U.J. Omphile , T. Thema and L.Z. Wilson
 
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The study was conducted to determine the effect of additives on the chemical composition of ryegrass (L. multiflorum) cut at five different stages of growth. They were harvested fortnightly as from September to November 2003.The grass samples were ensiled and then analysed for the proximate composition, in vitro digestibility nutrient and mineral elements. The young and immature plants were highly digestible but as maturity increased, yield also increased, but quality decreased. The digestibility decreased as lignification of the plant material increased with plant maturity.

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A.A. Aganga , U.J. Omphile , T. Thema and L.Z. Wilson , 2004. Chemical Composition of Ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum) at Different Stages of Growth and Ryegrass Silages with Additives. Journal of Biological Sciences, 4: 645-649.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2004.645.649

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2004.645.649

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