This study aims to obtain the best combination of mineral S and P levels on
ammoniation palm leaves in order to improve the digestibility of palm leaves
as ruminant feed. The study was conducted starting on June 17, 2013 until October
17, 2013. Ammoniated palm leaf samples supplemented with mineral sulfur and
phosphorus are subjected to Proximate and Van Soest analysis in Ruminant Nutrition
Laboratory of the Faculty of Animal Science Andalas University, Padang. The
method used in this study is an experimental method using a factorial randomized
block design (3x3) with 3 replications. The first factor is the treatment of
mineral Sulfur with 3 levels: S0 = 0.0%, S1= 0.2% and S2 = 0.4% of DM. The
second factor is the mineral P in 3 levels, ie P0 = 0.0%, P1 = 0.27% and P2
= 0.54% of the DM. Parameters measured were dry matter digestibility (IVDMD)
organic matter, crude protein, NDF, ADF, cellulose, hemicellulose and characteristic
rumen fluid: pH of the rumen fluid, the levels of VFA, NH3-N content of rumen
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