Digestibility and voluntary intake of sugar cane supplemented with wheat bran

Olivo, F.; Hovell, D.

Tropical Animal Production 3(1): 77


Accession: 000632222

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The 4 zebu males about 1.5 years old in a 4 X 4 Latin square trial got basal diet of chopped sugar cane with urea, ammonium sulphate and minerals, given alone or with 500, 1000 or 1500 g daily of wheat bran. Faeces were collected in the last 6 days of each feeding period of 14 days. There was no significant difference between diets in digestibility of DM or in intake of DM of sugar cane. Intake of total DM and of digestible DM increased with tha amount of bran. There was a significant relation between daily intake in kg of digestible DM (y) and percentage of DM in the form of wheat bran (x); y = 1.85 + 0.0268x, r2 = 0.76, SEx = -0.166.