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In vitro and in vivo evaluation of kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus L.) as a roughage source for beef cattle
- Oh, Seongjin (Department of Animal Science, Chonbuk National University) ;
- Mbiriri, David Tinotenda (Department of Animal Science, University of Zimbabwe) ;
- Ryu, Chaehwa (Department of Animal Science, Chonbuk National University) ;
- Lee, Kangheon (Department of Animal Science, Chonbuk National University) ;
- Cho, Sangbuem (Department of Animal Science, Chonbuk National University) ;
- Choi, Nag-Jin (Department of Animal Science, Chonbuk National University)
- Received : 2017.11.28
- Accepted : 2018.03.13
- Published : 2018.10.01
Objective: The goal of this study was to evaluate kenaf as a roughage source in vitro and its effects on meat quality of Hanwoo (Korean native) cattle. Methods: Three roughage materials, rice straw silage, ryegrass silage, and kenaf silage, were tested in a batch culture and feeding trial. Rumen fermentation parameters, including gas, pH, volatile fatty acid (VFA), and ammonia were analyzed. In the feeding trial, Hanwoo steers (
Carcass Characteristics;Growth Performance;Hanwoo;Kenaf;Roughage
Supported by : Rural Development Administration
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