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Influence of Lactobacillus buchneri as silage additive and forage: concentrate ratio on the growth performance, fatty acid profile in longissimus muscle, and meat quality of beef cattle

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Rabelo, C. H. S. ; Basso, F. C. ; McAllister, T. A. ; Lage, J. F. ; Goncalves, G. S. ; Lara, E. C. ; Oliveira, A. A. ; Berchielli, T. T. ; Reis, R. A.
Total Authors: 9
Document type: Journal article
Source: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE; v. 96, n. 4, p. 550-562, DEC 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 6

Our objective was to investigate Lactobacillus buchneri as a silage additive and the forage: concentrate (F:C) ratio on growth performance and meat quality of finishing beef cattle. The trial was a 2 (corn silage untreated or inoculated with L. buchneri) x 2 (two F: C ratios, 60: 40 or 40: 60) factorial. Bulls fed a 40: 60 F: C diet containing inoculated silage had greater dry matter (DM) intake (P < 0.01) and average daily gain (P = 0.029) compared with other treatments. DM (P = 0.02) and neutral detergent digestibility (P < 0.01) were depressed by inoculation of corn silage with L. buchneri. Thiobarbituric acid concentration in meat increased (P < 0.01) by 15% in bulls fed the 60: 40 F: C diet compared with the 40: 60 F: C diet. Inoculation of silage increased (P = 0.02) the ratio of unsaturated fatty acids to saturated fatty acids. Compared with the 60: 40 F:C diet, the concentrations of polyunsaturated fatty acids (P = 0.03) and omega-6 fatty acids (P = 0.02) increased in longissimus muscle by 23% and 26%, respectively, in bulls fed the 40:60 F:C diet. Inoculation of corn silage with L. buchneri inconsistently improved the growth performance and meat traits of finishing bulls consuming diets differing in F:C. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/04547-9 - Quality of corn silage inoculated with Lactobacillus buchneri and its effect on performance, carcass characteristics and nutritional of Nellore steers
Grantee:Carlos Henrique Silveira Rabelo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 12/00412-4 - Quality of inoculated corn silage
Grantee:Ricardo Andrade Reis
Support Opportunities: Regular Research Grants