publication . Article . 2016

Nutritive value of wheat straw treated with gaseous or liquid ammonia trough nylon bag and in vitro gas production techniques

Samad Sadeghi; Reza Valizadeh; Abasali naserian; Abdolmansoor Tahmasebi;
Open Access Persian
  • Published: 01 Apr 2016 Journal: Pizhūhishhā-yi ̒ulum-i dāmī-i Īrān (issn: 2008-3106, eissn: 2423-4001, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
Introduction Feed shortage is the most important characteristic of Iranian animal industry. Increased costs of livestock production have caused the Iranian producers to reduce feed costs mainly by inclusion low quality crop residues into ruminants diets. It is estimated that around 20 million tons wheat straw produced in Iran every year. Both the digestibility and crude protein content of wheat straw are typically low. Since 1900, a wide variety of chemical treatments have been tested for their potential to improve the feeding value of wheat straw. Upgrading of wheat straw by ammoniation has been known for a long time, but application of this method of wheat str...
Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Gaseous or Liquid ammonia, Wheat straw Chemical treatment, Animal culture, SF1-1100
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