Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum) , a new forage in Egypt. 3. Voluntary intake of the successive cuts

Soliman, S.A.; Makky, A.A.; Abdel Malik, W.H.; Shehata, O.; Swidan, F.

Agricultural Research Review 55(6): 85-90


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In feeding trials at Gemmaiza, Egypt in 1975, the voluntary DM intake of 4 successive cuts of elephant grass by Friesian bull calves (wt. 297-310 kg) was 2.13, 2.61, 2.49 and 2.33 kg/100 kg body wt. Corresponding values per unit metabolic body wt. were 88.83, 108.9, 104.5, and 98.12g/kg W0.75.