Animal feed resources information system

Did you find the information you were looking for? Is it valuable to you? Feedipedia is encountering funding shortage. We need your help to keep providing reference-based feeding recommendations for your animals.
Would you consider donating? If yes, please click on the button Donate.

Any amount is the welcome. Even one cent is helpful to us!

Peiris et al., 1995. Asian-Aust. J. Anim. Sci., 8 (1): 83-88

Document reference 
Peiris, H. ; Ibrahim, M. N. M., 1995. Nutritive value of guinea grass (Panicum maximum Jacq) and urea supplemented rice straw for cattle. Asian-Aust. J. Anim. Sci., 8 (1): 83-88
Young male indigenous * Sindhi cattle were given 1 of 4 feeds: guinea grass (Panicum maximum) cut at 4 weeks' growth and unchopped; guinea grass cut at 9 weeks and unchopped, and chopped; and rice straw treated with 2% urea solution just before feeding. Percentage feed refusal was 27.2, 57.6, 43.8 and 36.7, respectively. Average daily intake of DM was 2.89, 3.05, 3.93 and 2.78 kg/100 kg liveweight, and of digestible organic matter (OM), 1.55, 1.59, 2.05 and 1.18 kg/100 kg. Digestibility of DM was 63.9, 55.9, 57.9 and 50.1%, and of organic matter 68.7, 62.1, 62.8 and 55.8%.
Citation key 
Peiris et al., 1995