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Research Paper | Nutrition Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016
Evaluation of Some Vegetable Wastes as Feedstuff for Ruminants
Ishraga Ezeldin | Omer Massaad Elbashier  | Shadia Abdelati Omer
Abstract: This study was carried out to evaluate the potentiality of the waste of beet (Beta vulgaris) leaves, carrot (Daucus carota), leaves and onion (Allium cepa) peel as ruminant feed through chemical composition, estimation of the in sacco study of the dry matter degradability (DMD), and effective dry matter degradability. Using in situ technique. The DM degradation characteristics were done by incubation the sample at (0, 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 72 and 96 h) in the rumen. The degradation within characteristics varied significant between the wastes. The range of the characteristics was 18.60 % in the onion peel to 70.01 % in beet for the soluble fraction (a), 28.43 % in beet to 79.09 % in onion peel for insoluble fraction (b) and 0.04 % in onion peel to 0.21 % in carrot for degradation rate. The effective degradability (ED) for the studied samples was highest at F (0.02) ranged from71.80 % in onion peel to 91.95 % in carrot rumen out flow rate and lowest at (0.08) ranged from 45.52 % in onion peel to 86.08 % in carrot. For all the wastes major DMD was between 72- 96 incubation times. The results of the studied vegetable wastes showed a good potential as a ruminant feed.
Keywords: Rumen degradability, vegetable waste, nylon bag technique, dry matter degradability, insoluble fraction
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016,
Pages: 628 - 631