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Growth performance of finishing feedlot lambs fed maize silage inoculated with Bacillus subtilis and lactic acid bacteria

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Rabelo, C. H. S. [1] ; Lara, E. C. [1] ; Basso, F. C. [1] ; Harter, C. J. [2] ; Reis, R. A. [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, Dept Anim Sci, BR-14884900 Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Santa Maria, Dept Anim Sci, BR-97105900 Santa Maria, RS - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE; v. 156, n. 6, p. 839-847, AUG 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Whole-crop maize forage was ensiled without inoculant (control), inoculated with Lactobacillus buchneri and L. plantarum at a rate of 1 x 10(5) cfu/g fresh forage per bacterium (LBLP), or inoculated with Bacillus subtilis and L. plantarum at a rate 1 x 10(5) cfu/g fresh forage per bacterium (BSLP) with the goal to investigate the growth performance of finishing feedlot lambs. Thirty Dorper x Santa Ines lambs (29 +/- 3.5 kg initial body weight) were used in the feedlot programme and assigned (n = 10) to one of three diets containing control, LBLP or BSLP silages in a 60:40 forage:concentrate ratio. Inoculation of maize silage did not alter dry matter intake (overall mean = 1.16 kg/day) and average daily gain (overall mean = 0.217 kg/day) of lambs. Consequently, feed efficiency remained unchanged. Inoculation of maize silage did not alter carcass and meat traits of lambs, with the exception of meat colour, wherein yellowness (b{*}) decreased by feeding LBLP and BSLP diets compared with the untreated diet. Regarding ruminal fermentation, there was an interaction between diets and the interval at which ruminal fluid was sampled for determining total volatile fatty acid concentration, but inoculation yielded no obvious results. In conclusion, the use of diets based on maize silage inoculated with L. plantarum combined with either L. buchneri or B. subtilis did not display relevant effects on growth performance of lambs; this response might be related to the limited impact of these bacterial inoculants on silage composition. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/25463-0 - Action of lactic-acid bacterial and Bacillus subtilis in manipulation of fermentative process in corn silage and their effect on performance animal
Grantee:Carlos Henrique Silveira Rabelo
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/00412-4 - Quality of inoculated corn silage
Grantee:Ricardo Andrade Reis
Support type: Regular Research Grants