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N.T. Ngongoni ; H. Hamudikuwanda ;Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems 2008, 8 (1)

Autor: J. J. Baloyi

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Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems E-ISSN: 1870-0462 ccastro@uady.mx Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán México Baloyi, J.
J.; Ngongoni, N.T.; Hamudikuwanda, H. Chemical composition and ruminal degradability of cowpea and silverleaf desmodium forage legumes harvested at different stages of maturity Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, vol.
8, núm.
1, 2008, p.
0 Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán Mérida, Yucatán, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=93980107 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems, 8 (2008): xxx - xxx CHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND RUMINAL DEGRADABILITY OF COWPEA AND SILVERLEAF DESMODIUM FORAGE LEGUMES HARVESTED AT DIFFERENT STAGES OF MATURITY [COMPOSICIÓN QUÍMICA Y DEGRADABILIDAD RUMINAL DE FORRAJE DE FRIJOL VIGNA Y DESMODIUM COSECHADOS A DIFERENTES ETAPAS DE MADUREZ] Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems J.
J.
Baloyi*, N.T.
Ngongoni, and H.
Hamudikuwanda University of Zimbabwe, Department of Animal Science, P.O.
Box MP 167, Mount Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. North West University, Mafikeng Campus, Department of Animal Science, Private Bag 2046, Mmbatho, 2735 Republic South Africa.
Cell: 27 73 102 4942: Email: jjbaloyi63@yahoo.co.uk *Corresponding author SUMMARY RESUMEN The chemical composition and ruminal degradability of dry matter (DM) and nitrogen (N) Cowpea and Silverleaf desmodium harvested at various stages of maturity was determined.
In sacco degradability of protein and DM of the two legumes were determined using four mature Hereford x Nkone rumencannulated steers.
The crude protein (CP), total ash, neutral detergent fibre (NDF), acid detergent fibre (ADF) and phosphorus contents of the Cowpea were influenced (P 0.01)...





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