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Effect of maize stalk processing methods on fattening bulls and on diet digestibility

X.-X. Su 1  ,  
H.-Y. Liu 1,  
H.-W. Qi 1,  
W. Yu 1,  
 
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Branch of Animal Science, Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Gongzhuling 136100, P.R. China
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2007;16(Suppl. 2):483–487
Publication date: 2007-09-17
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ABSTRACT
The experiment was conducted to determine the effect of maize stalk processing methods on fattening bulls and on diet digestibility. Thirty crossbred bulls were randomly divided into six groups that were fed cut stalk, rolled cut stalk, baled stalk, stalk pellets, stalk blocks, stalk sticks, respectively. The results showed: 1. feed intake was highest in the last three maize stalk groups, lowest in the cut stalk group, 2. the digestibility of the stalk pellet was lower than the other forms, 3. daily gains were highest in the stalk block and stalk stick groups, lowest in the cut stalk group.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR
X.-X. Su   
Branch of Animal Science, Jilin Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Gongzhuling 136100, P.R. China
ISSN:1230-1388