Response of dwarf elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum cv. Mott) to grazing. Nutritive value

Clavero, T.; Caraballo, L.; Gonzalez, R.

Revista de la Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad del Zulia 15(1): 53-57


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In field trials in a tropical dry forest area of Zulia, Venezuela, a sward of P. purpureum cv. Mott was subjected to grazing intensities adjusted to give 3.5, 9.0 or 12.0 kg dry matter/100 kg liveweight. Grazing intensity had no significant effect on forage crude protein content or in vitro dry matter digestibility. Crude protein yield was higher at the 2 lowest grazing intensities, while dry matter yields increased with decreasing grazing intensity.