Studies on the improvement of utilization of sorghum silages. 2. A comparison of sorghum and maize silages on the basis of digestibility and dry matter intake

Miaki, T.; Tanaka, S.; Kawamura, O.

Bulletin of the Faculty of Agriculture, Miyazaki University 28(2): 269-277


ISSN/ISBN: 0544-6066
Accession: 000991177

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Silage from fodder sorghum and maize was compared in trials with sheep in 1975 and 1977-9. CF content was higher and CP content lower in sorghum than in maize silage. DM digestibility and content of feed constituents other than CF were lower in sorghum than in maize. DCP content was lower in sorghum than in maize silage but there was no significant difference in TDN content. Daily voluntary intake was 15.9 g/kgW0.75 lower with sorghum than with maize silage and rate of passage was more rapid with maize silage.