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Effect of Corn Waste Fermentation as Livestock Feed on Fiber Fraction Content

Journal: International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology (Vol.7, No. 6)

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Page : 108-112

Keywords : Fermentation; fiber fraction; straw and corn cob; lignin;

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Corn straw and cob are wastes from corn farming which are not utilized. These corn wastes have potential as an alternative feed for livestock, but have low nutritional quality. Therefore, these corn wastes are fermented to improve its nutritional quality. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effect of corn straw and cob fermentation on the fiber fraction content. This experiment used a completely randomized design with 6 treatments, namely control (elephant grass and grinting grass), corn straw, fermented corn straw, corn cob, and fermented corn cob. Each treatment was repeated 5 times. The variables measured were Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF), Acid Detergent Fiber (ADF), hemicellulose, cellulose, and lignin. The results showed that the treatment had a very significant effect on the content of NDF, ADF, hemicellulose, cellulose, and lignin. Based on the results of this experiment, it can be concluded that corn cob fermentation can reduce lignin content thus corn cob lignin content can match elephant grass but on the contrary corn straw fermentation cannot be able to reduce lignin content.

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