1.054
IF5
1.150
IF
Q3
JCR
1.7
CiteScore
0.396
SJR
Q2
SJR
40
MNiSW
148.75
ICV
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A note on metabolisable energy value of molasses for ostriches

 
1
Camelus Feeds LTD, P.O. Box 468, Oudtshoorn, 6620, South Africa
2
Department of Animal Science, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag XI, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 1999;8(1):123–126
Publication date: 1999-01-02
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ABSTRACT
Metabolisable energy value of sugar cane molasses was determined in a balance study with seven month old ostriches. A true metabolisable energy value, corrected for zero nitrogen (N) retention (TMEN), of 7.77 MJ/kg on an air dry basis was calculated. Literature stated values of 8.3 and 9.8 MJ/kg on a 75% dry matter basis for poultry and pigs, respectively. It seems that inclusion level, as found with ruminants, might have an influence on energy value of molasses for ostriches. The energy value determined for molasses could be add to the list of feedstuffs already evaluated for ostriches.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
J. Sales
Department of Animal Science, University of Stellenbosch, Private Bag XI, Matieland, 7602, South Africa
ISSN:1230-1388