Effects of formic acid, molasses and inoculant additives on corn silage composition, organic matter digestibility and microbial protein synthesis in sheep


Aksu T., BAYTOK E., KARSLI M., MURUZ H.

SMALL RUMINANT RESEARCH, vol.61, no.1, pp.29-33, 2006 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.smallrumres.2004.12.013
  • Journal Name: SMALL RUMINANT RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-33
  • Keywords: corn silage, formic acid, molasses, bacterial inoculant, digestibility, microbial protein synthesis, FERMENTATION, DIGESTION, GRASS, FORAGE
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: No

Abstract

This study examined the production of com silages with low or high lactic acid concentrations, provided by the addition of formic acid (0.5%), molasses (5%) or microbial inoculant (homofermentative lactic acid bacteria, 10 g/tonne). After the fermentation period, sheep were fed the silages to determine true and apparent digestibility of the organic matter and microbial protein synthesis. The experiment were carried out with four KivircikxMorkaraman sheep, 1.5 years old, fixed with cannula in their rumen and duodenum.