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Estimation of net energy content (FU) in feeds for cattle


, : Estimation of net energy content (FU) in feeds for cattle. Forskningsrapport fra Statens Husdyrbrugsforsog ( 3): 39 pp.

A laboratory method to estimate digestibility of organic matter was developed together with formulae to calculate the content of feed units for cattle (FUc). Compound feeds and feedstuffs were tested for digestibility in trials with sheep. Together with foreign feeds of known digestibility these samples were used to develop a method with the following steps: The sample is incubated in a filter crucible with pepsin-HC1 for 24 h at 40 degrees C in a waterbath.

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