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Table 3 Effect of SC supplementation on dry matter (DM) degradation characteristics of alfalfa pellets in steers fed diets with different concentrate-to-forage ratios

From: Effect of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on alfalfa nutrient degradation characteristics and rumen microbial populations of steers fed diets with different concentrate-to-forage ratios

Item CTFR SEM SC SEM P-value Probability3
  30:70 50:50 70:30 90:10   N1 Y2   CTFR SC CTFR × SC Linear Quadratic Cubic
a, % 26.07 29.46 27.08 26.58 0.64 27.46 27.14 0.45 <0.01 0.61 0.09 0.80 0.01 0.03
b, % 38.48 35.95 38.99 39.86 0.75 38.18 38.46 0.53 <0.01 0.71 0.43 0.05 0.04 0.04
c, %/h 3.50 3.30 3.00 2.47 0.14 2.86 3.29 0.10 <0.01 0.04 0.14 <0.01 0.25 0.96
ED, % 46.54 48.48 46.62 43.76 0.32 45.65 47.06 0.22 <0.01 <0.01 0.14 <0.01 <0.01 0.12
  1. 1N: without yeast supplementation;
  2. 2Y: with yeast supplementation;
  3. 3Linear indicates linear effect of dietary CTFR; quadratic indicates a quadratic effect of dietary CTFR; cubic indicates a cubic effect of dietary CTFR.