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Changes in silage fiber may alter in situ effective degradability

In situ degradability of silage NDF linearly decreased with increased ensiling time due to decreased hemicellulose and NDF-bound protein concentrations.

An accurate analysis of degradability of silage neutral detergent fiber (NDF) is important for diet formulation as well as for predicting the lactational performance of dairy cows, a team of researchers at The Pennsylvania State University wrote in the March 2020 issue of the Journal of Dairy Science.

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