Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

Quality and nutritional value of pearl millet genotypes silage produced with and without inoculants

Aparecida de Pinho Costa, KátiaLara de Assis, RenatoCastro Perim, RozanaCylene Guimarães, KátiaPaludo, AlexsandraJardim Taveira Privado, CristinaPires Vieira, Thiago

The objective was to evaluate the quality of silage produced from millet genotypes with and without inoculants. The experiment was conducted on the campus of the Agronomy Faculty of Rio Verde University. The experimental design was a randomized block design with four replications in a factorial 5 x 2, with five pearl millet genotypes: ADR 500, ADR 7010, LAB 0730, LAB 0731 and LAB 0732 and two treatments: with and without addition of inoculants. The results showed that the silage produced from new genotypes of pearl millet can be considered of good quality. However, the addition of the inoculant had no consistent effect on the silage quality, considering dry matter, crude protein, hemicellulose and pH values. Only the fibrous fractions were modified with the addition of the inoculant in pearl millet genotypes.

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