Evaluation of Sweet Sorghum Bagasse as an Alternative Feed Resource for Livestock in Semi Arid Regions


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  • Timucin TAS GAP Agricultural Research Institute, Şanlıurfa
  • Celal YUCEL Sırnak University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Field Crops, Sırnak
  • Feyza DONDU GUNEL Eastern Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute, Adana
  • Abdullah OKTEM Eastern Mediterranean Agricultural Research Institute, Adana
  • I. Halil CETINER GAP Agricultural Research Institute, Şanlıurfa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52520/masjaps.50

Keywords:

Bagasse yield, dry matter, quality, silage, sweet sorghum

Abstract

Production of good quality fodder is of a great importance for the economical livestock. The objective of this proposal is to evaluate the potential of sweet sorghum bagasse as an alternative feed resource for livestock. The research was conducted at Akcakale/Sanlıurfa from June to November in 2016 and 2017 according to randomized complete block design with four replications. Harvest was performed between milk and soft dough stages. After the leaves and panicle of the plant were stripped, sap-extracted plants (bagasse) were ensiled and silage quality attributes were also determined. There were statistically significant differences in sweet sorghum genotypes in terms of bagasse yield and all examined feed quality characteristics. Depending on two-year averages; bagasse yield, dry matter (DM) yield, crude protein (CP) ratio, acid detergent ligin (ADL), neutral and detergent fiber (NDF), and acid detergent fiber (ADF) were ranged from 51.9-86.7 t ha-1, 12.1-21.7 t ha-1, 35.39-45.61 g kg DM, 40.58-78.88 g kg DM, 473.0-653.0 g kg DM, and 273.3-431.6 respectively.It is concluded that the silages of sweet sorghum bagasse which were grown the 2nd production conditions in semiarid region can be considered as roughage.

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Published

2021-06-28

How to Cite

TAS, T., YUCEL, C., DONDU GUNEL, F., OKTEM, A., & CETINER, I. H. (2021). Evaluation of Sweet Sorghum Bagasse as an Alternative Feed Resource for Livestock in Semi Arid Regions. MAS Journal of Applied Sciences, 6(2), 303–311. https://doi.org/10.52520/masjaps.50

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