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Effect of Urea-treatment on Nutritive value of Sugarcane Bagasse

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Author Mohammed H. Ahmed, Slih A Babiker, Abd Elnasir M. A. Fadel Elseed, Abdelrahman M. Mohammed
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 834-838
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 8
Issue Date September 01, 2013
Publishing Date September 01, 2013
Keywords Alkali treatment, Digestibility, lignocelluloses



Abstract

This study was conducted to enhance the nutritive value and improve digestibility of sugarcane bagasse by alkali treatment method using urea. Urea at a level of 10% dry matter of bagasse was dissolved in water and mixed with bagasse. The mixture was divided into four equal portions and was stored in sealed plastic bags for 1, 2, 3 and 4 weeks. Crude protein increased significantly in the treated bagasse compared with raw and ensiling for 28 days increased crude protein to 10.4% compared with 2.18% of the raw bagasse. Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) degradation of treated bagasse increased significantly (P<0.05) compared with raw bagasse. The increase in degradation rate was maximum for the ensiling period of four weeks. Cell wall compounds decreased with the increase of the ensiling period, and reached a maximum at day 28 of ensiling.


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