EFFECTS OF DIFFERENT ROUGHAGE HARVESTING SYSTEMS ON YIELD AND DRY MATTER LOSSES


Vurarak Y., İNCE A. , Bilgili M. E.

SCIENTIFIC PAPERS-SERIES D-ANIMAL SCIENCE, vol.61, no.2, pp.96-100, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Title of Journal : SCIENTIFIC PAPERS-SERIES D-ANIMAL SCIENCE
  • Page Numbers: pp.96-100

Abstract

The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of different roughage harvesting systems in terms of yield and dry matter (DM) losses. Also, some quality parameters such as pH, acid detergent fiber (ADF), neutral detergent fiber (ADP) and relative feed value (RFV) were evaluated. To this aim, four harvesting systems (S1: mower + round baler, S2: disc mower with conditioner + round baler, S3: mower + round baler + wrapping machine, S4: disc mower with conditioner + round baler + wrapping machine) were tested according to randomized block design with three replications. As plant material, vetch + triticale (Vicia saliva L. + Triticasecale wittmack) mixture was used.It was found that the bale silages have lower pH content comparing with dried forage. Also the best harvesting systems was S4 in terms of RFV. While the highest DM losses occurred in SI system, S4 system gave the highest yield These results indicate that the choice of method and machine is very important in the roughage harvest.