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Cuban Journal of Agricultural Science

Print version ISSN 0864-0408On-line version ISSN 2079-3480

Abstract

GARCIA HERNANDEZ, Yaneisy; SOSA, Dailyn; BOUCOURT, R  and  SCULL, Idania. Chemical characterization of an ensiled food for pigs. Technical note. Cuban J. Agric. Sci. [online]. 2015, vol.49, n.1, pp.91-92. ISSN 0864-0408.

To characterize chemically an ensiled, mainly as energetic food, obtained from ensiling sweet potato (Ipomoea batata), Saccharomyces cerevisiae cream, concentrated vinasse and B sugar cane molasses, pH and dry matter percentage (DM), ashes, crude protein (CP) and crude fiber (CF) were determined to food samples, obtained at laboratory scale and in an industrial plant. The silage, produced in both conditions, showed 24.63-33.75 % of DM; 11.27-13.96 % of ashes; 9.66-11.15 % of CP and 3.78-3.61 pH. According to these results, it is considered that sweet potato silage has the appropriate chemical characteristics to be used in the alternative pig feeding

Keywords : ensilage; pig food; chemical composition; concentrated vinasse; B molasses.

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