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Evaluation of Methods for Determination of Bulk Density of Eight Kinds of Forage under Air-dry and Wet Conditions
- Sekine, J. (Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University) ;
- Kamel, Hossam E.M. (Faculty of Agriculture, Alexandria University) ;
- El-Seed, Abdel Nasir M.A. Fadel (Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University) ;
- Hishinuma, M. (Faculty of Agriculture, Tottori University)
- Received : 2002.12.09
- Accepted : 2003.04.07
- Published : 2003.08.01
The conditions of measurement for the determination of bulk density were evaluated to assess the bulkiness of 8 kinds of forage. The bulkiness of the forages was determined with 4 different sizes of forage samples with 7 different pressure application under air-dry and wet conditions. The dry bulk density (DBD) curvilinearly regressed with the pressure applied. The particle size of the samples and kinds of forage used in the present study did not affect changes in values of DBD determined under pressures over
Forage;Dry Bulk Density;Wet Bulk Density;Ruminants
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