Based on a paper presented to the Agriculture Group of the Society of Chemical Industry on November 21, 1972 (J. Sci. Fd Agric. 1973, 24, 495).
Modified wood waste and straw as potential components of animal feeds†
Article first published online: 9 MAY 2006
Copyright © 1974 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
Volume 25, Issue 4, pages 433–437, April 1974
How to Cite
Hartley, R. D., Jones, E. C., King, N. J. and Smith, G. A. (1974), Modified wood waste and straw as potential components of animal feeds. J. Sci. Food Agric., 25: 433–437. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.2740250412
- Issue published online: 9 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 9 MAY 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 DEC 1973
- Manuscript Received: 14 SEP 1973
Beech, oak and poplar sawdusts and barley straw were modified by physical, chemical and fungal treatments and then evaluated for their possible usefulness as components of animal feeds by measuring their digestibility using a rumen liquor-acid pepsin in vitro method. The most successful modification of sawdust was achieved by fungal treatment with Fomes lividus followed by NaOH treatment. The apparent organic matter digestibility (o.m.d.) of beech was increased from 5 to 59, and of oak sapwood from 14 to 56. By the same treatments, the o.m.d. of straw was increased from 46 to 70.