TABLE 1.

Analyzed nutrient composition, gross energy, and condensed tannin content of experimental diets

Dietary componentaAmt (g/kg of DM, unless otherwise indicated) in dietb
SainSil1AlfSil2SainSil3AlfSil4
Condensed tannin11.40.011.80.0
DM551.1625.6554.7624.9
CP157.1190.9156.0191.9
ADF345.5322.7343.0323.1
NDF427.4412.3422.4418.8
Ash82.993.682.294.9
GE (Kcal/g)4.44.44.44.4
  • a DM, dry matter; CP, crude protein; ADF, acid detergent fiber; NDF, neutral detergent fiber; GE, gross energy.

  • b SainSil1, sainfoin silage in pen 1; AlfSil2, alfalfa silage in pen 2; SainSil3, sainfoin silage in pen 3; AlfSil4, alfalfa silage in pen 4.