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Effect of wilting on the quality of chemically evaluated elephant grass cultivar cameron pennisetum purpureum schumach. and pearl millet pennisetum americanum l. leeke silages



Effect of wilting on the quality of chemically evaluated elephant grass cultivar cameron pennisetum purpureum schumach. and pearl millet pennisetum americanum l. leeke silages



Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Zootecnia 15(3): 224-233



Elephant grass cv. Cameron (C) and pearl millet silages (M) were chemically evaluated. The forages of C and M, directly cut or wilted for 50 h, were ensiled in pilot silos in a 2 .times. 2 factorial arrangement in a completely casualized experimental design, with 3 repetitions. Wilting raised the DM content of C from 19.1 to 29.6% and of M from 16.0 to 31.0%. Wilted silages did not have different pH values, but these same values were bigger for the C silages (4.5) than M silages (4.1). Average lactic acid contents in M and silages were respectivelly 4.28 and 3.03% of DM. Acetic and iso-valeric acids were higher in C (1.64 and 0.50% of DM) than in M silages (1.13 and 0.18% of DM). Wilting of both silages reduced average lactic acid content from 4.88 to 2.42% of DM, but raised iso-valeric acid from 0.19 to 0.49%. N-NH3 (as % of total N) raised by wilting from 7.81 to 12.5%, being higher in C (12.1%) than in M (8.27%) silages.

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