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Nutritive value of hays of Pangola grass (Digitaria decumbens Stent) and Swannee Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) estimated from apparent digestibility by sheep

Melotti, L.; Velloso, L.; Boin, C.

Boletim de Industria Animal 27/28: 185-195

1970


Accession: 000148536

Pangola grass (Digitaria decumbens) and Swannee Bermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) were cut when about 0.40 and 0.25 m high, in April and December in Brazil, and were dried in the sun for 3 days and for about 10 h. The material contained 52.63 and 33.3% leaves; the rest was stalks. The ground hay was given to sheep about 2 years old for 21 days and total faeces were collected.

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