Revista Brasileira de Zootecnia
versão On-line ISSN 1806-9290
NERES, Marcela Abbado et al. Production of tifton 85 hay overseeded with white oats or ryegrass. R. Bras. Zootec. [online]. 2011, vol.40, n.8, pp. 1638-1644. ISSN 1806-9290. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1516-35982011000800003.
The objective of this experiment was to estimate the curve of dehydration, chemical composition and in vitro dry matter digestibility (IVDMD) and crude protein digestibility (IVCPD) of tifton 85 hay, produced single or overseeded with ryegrass or white oat IPR 126. The experimental design was in randomized blocks, in a 3 × 10 factorial arrangement, with three cropping systems and ten evaluation times (0, 4, 8, 24, 28, 32, 48, 52 and 56 and 71 hours after harvest) during the dehydration process. For chemical composition and in vitro DM and CP digestibility, the experimental design was in randomized blocks with three cropping systems and three evaluation times (before cutting, before baling and 100 days after of storage). It was found that tifton 85 intercropped with white oat kept its higher nutritional value after storage, with 19.78% crude protein and 70.03% of in vitro dry matter digestibility. The participation of white oat in tifton 85 area was 57.04% and for ryegrass, it was 38.52%, but the dry matter yield of single tifton 85 was higher than other intercrops. Thus, it is recommended an oversowing of winter annual species on Tifton 85, without moisture restriction, because of the benefits obtained in the hay nutritional value.
Palavras-chave : cool-winter annual hay; crude protein; dehydratation; forage conservation; in vitro dry matter digestibility.