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Table 4 Fermentation quality of CF silage

From: Silage fermentation and ruminal degradation of cassava foliage prepared with microbial additive

TreatmentspHLactic acid (% DM)Acetic acid (% DM)Propionic acid (% DM)Butyric acid (% DM)NH3-N ⁄Total-N (% DM)
Control4.73a0.22c1.68a0.79a0.23a2.16a
SN4.43b1.08b1.38b0.64a0.17b1.84b
CE4.33b3.01a1.20c0.63a0.21ab1.25bc
CH14.38b1.10b1.41b0.72a0.19b1.48b
SN + CE4.09c3.26a1.25c0.71a0.09c1.31bc
CH1 + CE4.11c3.46a0.72d0.69a0.07c1.16c
SEM0.090.5640.130.020.030.16
P-value0.0050.0030.0090.0540.0230.018
  1. CH1, L. plantarum; SN, L. Rhamnosus; CE, cellulase enzyme; SN + CE, L. plantarum + cellulase enzyme; CH1 + CE, L. Rhamnosus + cellulase enzyme
  2. DM dry matter, SEM standard error of means
  3. Means within the same column with different letters are significantly different (P < 0.05)