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Table 1 Ingredient and chemical composition of experimental diets

From: Effect of commercial slow-release urea product on in vitro rumen fermentation and ruminal microbial community using RUSITEC technique

Item Diets
Control U28 U56 MU35
Ingredient, %
 Corn silage 27.1 27.1 27.1 27.1
 Alfalfa hay 11.4 11.4 11.4 11.4
 Ort hay 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0
 Steam flaked corn 24.4 24.4 24.4 26.1
 Soybean meal, (46%) 10.6 10.6 10.6 8.9
 Canola meal 2.8 2.8 2.8 2.8
 Extrude soybean 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.4
 DDGSa 2.1 2.1 2.1 2.1
 Dried beet pulp 6.84 6.84 6.84 6.84
 Mineral and vitamin 1.82 1.82 1.82 1.82
 Mycotoxin binder 0.08 0.08 0.08 0.08
 Soda 0.57 0.57 0.57 0.57
 Saturated fat 1.90 1.90 1.90 1.90
 Slow-released ureab 0 0.28 0.56 0.35
Chemical composition, % of DM
 DM, % of fresh matter 91.2 91.2 91.2 91.3
 OM 92.4 92.4 92.4 92.5
 CP 16.2 16.9 17.7 16.2
 NDF 30.4 30.4 30.4 30.5
 ADF 19.0 19.0 19.0 19.0
 Starch 27.1 27.1 27.1 28.2
 NELc, Mcal/kg 1.71 1.71 1.71 1.71
  1. aDDGS = Distillers dried grains with solubles
  2. bThe product contains 13% of coating materials of palm oil and sodium carboxymethyl cellulose and 87% of urea
  3. cNEL = Net energy for lactation