A note on the chemical composition of rape seed hulls and their feeding value for ruminants
Th. Keller 1,   W. Kracht 1,   S. Dänicke 1,   H. Jeroch 1
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Institute of Animal Nutrition, Faculty of Agriculture, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, Emil-Abderhalden-Street 25 b, D-06108 Halle/Saale, Germany
Publication date: 1996-04-12
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 1996;5(2):127–134
The digestibility of crude nutrients and fibre fractions and metabolizable energy of rape seed hulls obtained in a process of pealing before oil extraction was evaluated by difference method in combination with dehydrated lucerne on six adult wethers. Rape seed hulls inclusion significantly lowered the digestibility of CP and ADF and significantly increased the digestibility of crude fat of the whole ration in comparison with dehydrated lucerne fed alone. The relatively high metabolizable energy content of the rape seed hulls of about 9.2 MJ ME/kg DM were based mainly on its high crude fat content. It seems that the restricted utilization of rape seed hulls is possible in ruminant nutrition.
Feeding value of rape products and its improvement for broilers and laying hens
Heinz Jeroch, Walter Kracht, Sven D?nicke
European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology