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Corn silage inoculated with microbial additives: consumption, digestibility and ruminal parameters of cattle

Grant number: 10/08508-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2010
Effective date (End): December 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Animal Husbandry - Pastures and Forage Crops
Principal researcher:Ricardo Andrade Reis
Grantee:Pedro Augusto Ribeiro Salvo
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Agrárias e Veterinárias (FCAV). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil


This research will evaluate the consumption, digestibility and ruminal parameters of cattle fed on corn silage additives with homolactic bacterial inoculants and heterolactic bacterial inoculants. The treatments will be CT - control non-inoculated corn silage; TB - corn silage inoculated with Lactobacillus buchneri; TBP - corn silage inoculated with Lactobacillus buchneri + Lactobacillus plantarum. To ensure that the diet is at least 7% CP in DM, necessary for proper activity of cellulolytic rumen microorganisms, will make the correction to fix the protein value through the use of urea / ammonium sulfate. The experiment will be a Latin square 3x3 double, consisting of three animals, three treatments and three periods. For this, will be used six castrated steers Nellore, with rumen fistulated. The data submitted to ANOVA and averages are compared by Tukey test at a significance level of 5%.

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