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Nordic ringtest on INDF content and NDF degradation characteristics in three feeds
P. Lund 1  
,   M. R. Weisbjerg 1,   S. Ahvenjärvi 2,   P. Huhtanen 2,   P. Udén 3,   B. Olafsson 4,   H. Volden 5
 
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Department of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Research Centre Foulum, P.O. Box 50, DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark
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Animal Production Research, MTT Agrifood Research Finland, SF-31600 Jokioinen, Finland
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Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, Kungsängen Research Centre, S-753 23 Uppsala, Sweden
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Department of Animal Nutrition, Agricultural Research Institute, Keldnaholt, IS-112 Reykjavik, Iceland
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Department of Animal Science, Agricultural University of Norway, P.O. Box 5025, N-1432 Ås, Norway
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P. Lund   

Department of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Research Centre Foulum, P.O. Box 50, DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark
Publication date: 2004-08-30
 
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 2004;13(Suppl. 1):139–142
 
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NDF and indigestible NDF (INDF) content in barley, rapeseed meal and grass silage was measured in five research laboratories. NDF content (%DM) was similar for grass silage (50-52%), but varied from 21 to 25% in barley and from 19 to 31% in rapeseed meal. The variation in INDF content was also high, mainly due to differences in NDF analysis of the residue. Differences in effective rumen NDF degradability were also high for grass silage (52-64%), barley (50-70%) and rapeseed meal (38-56%), respectively. This ringtest underlines the need for standardization of the NDF analysis and of in situ procedures.
 
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