Fiber Composition and Digestion Kinetics in Grass Stem Internodes as Influenced by Particle Size

@inproceedings{Cherney1988FiberCA,
  title={Fiber Composition and Digestion Kinetics in Grass Stem Internodes as Influenced by Particle Size},
  author={J. H. Cherney and Debbie J. R. Cherney and David R. Mertens},
  year={1988}
}
Abstract Our objective was to characterize discrete particle fractions in ground grass forage and determine the influence of differences in particle size among fractions on fiber composition and digestion kinetics. Three replicates of reed canarygrass and switchgrass were harvested and the fourth and fifth stem internodes below the panicle were removed, dried, and ground (3 mm). Samples were sieved to a constant weight and particles retained on .3, .425, .6, and .85-mm sieves were analyzed with… CONTINUE READING

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