Object structure

Title:

Bisoniana XC. Comparison of digestibility of some bulky feeds in domestic cattle and in its crosses with European bison

Creator:

Gawęcki, K. ; Kozłowski, J. ; Sumiński, E.

Place of publishing:

Białowieża

Date issued/created:

1986

Description:

The digestibility coefficients of rations of green forage of grasses containing 37.6% dry matter and of maize silage with hay were determined in 5 bulls of Lowland Black and White breed and in 5 hybrids of cattleXEuropean bison. The balalnce method was used. The initial live weight of hybrids was 400 kg and that of domestic cattle bulls 360 kg while their age was similar: 13-14 months. The hybrids consumed 17.6 kg and cattle 14.4 kg green forage daily. In the second experiment they intook respectively 27.8 kg and 24 kg silage and about 2.5 kg grass hay daily. The coefficients of digestibility of green gras were significantly lower than those of ration consisting of maize silage and hay. The hybridsdigested feeds similarly as domestic cattle, though the digestibility coefficients in most cases appeared to be lower in cattle. The data ilustrating changes in live weight in the animals during the experiments are included.

Subject and Keywords:

hybrids ; cattle ; comparison ; digestibility ; pasza ; bydło domowe ; współczynnik strawności ; hybryda

Relation:

Acta Theriologica

Volume:

31

Issue:

23

Start page:

303

End page:

310

Resource Type:

Article

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

10.4098/AT.arch.86-28

Source:

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Language:

eng ; sum. eng. ; pol.

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Mammal Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Mammal Research Institute Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund