1.054
IF5
1.150
IF
Q3
JCR
1.7
CiteScore
0.396
SJR
Q2
SJR
40
MNiSW
165.24
ICV
ORIGINAL PAPER
 
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Quality of meadow grass silage inoculated with cellulolytic bacteria

A. Baranowski 1,  
 
1
Institute of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Polish Academy of Sciences, Jastrzębiec, 05-551 Mroków, Poland
2
Warsaw Agricultural University (SGGW), Rakowiecka 26/28, 02-528 Warsaw, Poland
J. Anim. Feed Sci. 1993;2(1-2):59–65
Publication date: 1993-05-18
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ABSTRACT
Firest cut of fresh meadow grass (17.3% DM) containing (on DM basis) 13.4% CP, 16.4% WSC, 26.0% CF was ensiled in 1 liter Weck jars without additives (I) or with two strains of live cellulolytic bacteria: Cellulomonas flavigena (Cfl) 106/g herbage (II), Clostridium cellobioparum (Cclb) 106/g herbage (III), Cfl 103/g + Cclb 103/g herbage (IV) and Cfl 106/g + Cclb 106/g herbage (V). After 8 weeks of storage, the pH value, DM (%), lactic acid (%) and ammonia-N as a percentage of total silage N were: I - 4.72; 15.3; 1.25 and 12.8; II - 4.42; 16.7; 1.64 and 10.8; III - 3.90; 16.5; 2.01 and 5.3; IV - 3.93; 16.6; 2.13 and 7.3; V - 4.24; 16.7; 1.89 and 7.4, respectively. The amount of NDF and ADF was lower (P<0.01) in Cclb-inoculated silages than in control silage. Laboratory evaluation of the silages revealed a positive effect of addition of Cclb on fermentation and silage quality.
ISSN:1230-1388