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Nutritive value of ammoniated cotton gin trash for feedlot beef cattle

Danilo Gusmão de Quadros, Alexandro Pereira Andrade, Heraldo Namorato de Souza, Daiana Nara de Oliveira, Raimundo Guedes de Almeida

Journal Title:Revista Agraria Academica / Agrarian Academic Journal

The objective of this work was to evaluate the effects of increasing doses of urea(0, 2, 4, 6,and8%)on the chemical composition, in situdegradability, intake and performance of feedlot beef cattle. CP was increased, and NDF and ADF were decreased by increasing the dosesof urea. Ammoniation improved DM and NDF degradability. However, intake and performance were reduced when higher doses of urea were used. Ammonization with 4% of urea propitiated the improvement of nutritive value of cotton gintrash andthegreatestperformance of feedlot beef cattle.