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Advances in Silage Production and Utilization


Edson Mauro Santos

Federal University of Paraíba

Ensiling is a technique that is used to store food, mainly vegetable crops, to feed the herd when the forage supply from the pastures is not enough to maintain the productive performance of the ruminant animals. However, silage can also be used as substrate for biogas production and other different purposes. In the past years, we have seen many advances in the knowledge about silage production utilization, and this book is a compilation and discussion of the outstanding scientific research activities concerning actually the most recent advances and technologies that have been studied about silage and future demands. It is directed to a broad public of readers - farmers, academics, students, or anyone just curious or interested in the subject.

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Advances in Silage Production and UtilizationEdited by Thiago Da Silva

Published: November 16th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61574

ISBN: 978-953-51-2778-9

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2777-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4151-8

Copyright year: 2016

Books open for chapter submissions

21375 Total Chapter Downloads

24 Crossref Citations

28 Web of Science Citations

54 Dimensions Citations


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1. Survey About the Use of Bacterial Inoculants in Brazil: Effects on Silage Quality and Animal Performance

By Carlos H.S. Rabelo, Lucas J. Mari and Ricardo A. Reis


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2. Environmental Factors Affecting Corn Quality for Silage Production

By Gonzalo Ferreira and Alston N. Brown


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3. Advances in Silage Sealing

By Thiago F. Bernardes


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4. Ensiling of Forage Crops in Semiarid Regions

By João Paulo F. Ramos, Edson M. Santos and Ana Paula M. Santos, Wandrick Hauss de Souza and Juliana Silva Oliveira


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5. Potential Use of Nonconventional Silages in Ruminant Feeding for Tropical and Subtropical Areas

By Jaime Salinas Chavira


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6. Intake and Digestibility of Silages

By Juliana Silva de Oliveira, Edson Mauro Santos and Ana Paula Maia dos Santos


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7. Maximizing Fiber Utilization of Silage in Ruminants

By Basim Refat and Peiqiang Yu


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8. Grass Silage for Biogas Production

By Natthawud Dussadee, Yuwalee Unpaprom and Rameshprabu Ramaraj


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9. Maize Silage as Substrate for Biogas Production

By Miroslav Hutňan


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