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Utilization of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) heads as roughage source in complete diets

Utilization of sunflower (Helianthus annuus) heads as roughage source in complete diets

Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 67(12): 1098-1100

Two complete diets containing (i) 40% ground sunflower heads and (ii) 20% ground flower heads + 20% lucerne hay, were compared with a conventional diet containing concentrate mixture and chopped sorghum straw fed separately to 3 permanently fistulated crossbred bulls in digestion and metabolism experiments in a 3 x 3 Latin square design. Organic matter, N-free extract (P<0.05), CP and lignin (P<0.01) digestibility was higher on diet (ii).

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