E.M. Shahowna, A.G. Mahala, A.M. Mokhtar, E.O. Amasaib and Balgees Attaelmnan
An experiment was carried out to study the effect of fermentation and poultry litter level of nutritive value of bagasse as animal feed. Four rations were made contained zero poultry litter (T1), 10% (T2), 20% (T3) and 30% (T4), the rations were ensiled for two months. An analysis of variance was performed for the treatments and significant differences was identified by means of Tukey`s T-test. The approximate analysis of chemical composition of dry crude protein (CP), ether extract (E.E), Ash, crude fiber (CF), neutral detergent fiber (NDF), acid detergent fiber (ADF), acid detergent lignin (ADL) and in vitro DM and OM digestibility of the four experimental rations before and after fermentation were carried out. PH increased with increased poultry litter level, CP increased significantly due to fermentation and with increasing level of chicken manure 3.8% to 5.4%, 6.4% to 13.2%, 8.5% to 14.8% and 15.4% to 16.3% in T1, T2, T3 and T4 respectively. CF, NDF and ADF were decreased significantly (P<0.05) due to increased level of poultry litter and due to fermentation. The in vitro DM and OM digestibility increased significantly due to fermentation and with increased poultry litter up to 80.2% and 79.79% in T4 after fermentation respectively. The Addition of poultry litter to bagasse and fermentation were largely improved CP content and DM and OM digestibility, this might contributed positively in animal nutrition.
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