Effects of essential oil compounds addition on ryegrass silage protein degradation

Andreas Foskolos, Sara Cavini, Alfred Ferret, Sergio Calsamiglia

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Abstract

Five essential oil compounds in four doses (0, 50, 500, and 2000 mg kg−1 of fresh forage) were sprayed on ryegrass forage before ensiling. Thymol, eugenol, and cinnamaldehyde at 2000 mg and carvacrol at 500 and 2000 mg inhibited deamination. Cinnamaldehyde at 2000 mg resulted in silages with 9.8% higher true protein.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-103
JournalCanadian Journal of Animal Science
Volume96
Issue number2
Early online date17 Mar 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2016

Keywords

  • silage
  • essential oils
  • protein degradation

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