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Intake and chemical composition of diploid and tetraploid varieties of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.)

Baert, J.; Carlier, L.

Proceedings of the 12th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Dublin, Ireland, July 4-7, 1988: 419-423

1988


Accession: 001866639

A mixture of diploid Lolium perenne Vigor, Wendy and Bardetta and a mixture of tetraploid L. perenne Meltra, Condesa and Modus were cut daily and fed indoors ad lib to 2 groups of bullocks in spring, early summer, late summer and autumn 1987. In the first 2 periods there was no significant difference in DM intake between the 2 mixtures but in the 3rd period the DM intake of diploids significantly exceeded that of tetraploids because the latter contained more stem material and more ADF.

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