The forage quality and the in vitro ruminal digestibility, gas production, organic acids and some estimated digestion parameters of tomato herbage silage with molasses and barley

2020 Turk veterinerlik ve hayvancilik dergisi  
4 In this study, nutrient composition and use of silage after harvest of waste green parts 5 (herbage) of tomato (Licopersicon esculentum L.), was researched as a wet forage source 6 for ruminants. Three different silages of tomato herbage: without additive (TS), with 5% 7 sugar beet molasses (TSm), or 5% crushed barley grain (TSb) were prepared. The lactic acid 8 content of TSb silage was higher than those of the TS and TSm silages (P < 0.001). The 9 ensiling of tomato herbage with barley
more » ... ased the levels of acetic, butyric, and 10 propionic acids in the silage (P < 0.01). The in vitro gas production of TSm and TSb were 11 found to be higher than those of TS. The use limits of tomato herbage silages instead of 12 corn silage in dairy cattle TMR were determined as 25% for TS, 75% for TSb, and 100% 13 for TSm in terms of in vitro gas production during 24-hour incubation. Consequently, 14 results have shown that tomato herbage should be ensiled with 5% molasses. However, it 15 has been concluded that the using of tomato herbage silage with barley up to 75% or sugar 16 beet molasses up to 100% instead of corn silage in dairy cattle ration did not negative effect 17 as in vitro. 18
doi:10.3906/vet-1908-47 fatcat:qoweycwzird3roczbgelhypjta