Track 2-1-2: Forage Conservation, Value Addition and Balanced Nutrition

The 23rd International Grassland Congress (Sustainable use of Grassland Resources for Forage Production, Biodiversity and Environmental Protection) took place in New Delhi, India from November 20 through November 24, 2015.
Proceedings Editors: M. M. Roy, D. R. Malaviya, V. K. Yadav, Tejveer Singh, R. P. Sah, D. Vijay, and A. Radhakrishna
Published by Range Management Society of India

23rd International Grassland Congress:
Forage Conservation, Value Addition and Balanced Nutrition

Mineral Content of Grasses from Natural Pasture in South West Nigeria

Alaba O. Jolaosho, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Okukenu Oluwafemi Adeyemi, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
O. A. Okukenu, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
E. Fabusoro, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria

Nitrogen Retention and Microbial Protein Yield of Desmodium uncunatum, Mucuna pruriens and Vigna unguiculata Forage Legumes in Goats

Joseph J. Baloyi, University of Venda, South Africa
Katsande Simbarashe, University of Venda, South Africa
F. V. Nherera-Chokuda, Agriculture Research Centre Irene, South Africa
N. T. Ngongoni, Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe

Nutritive Value and Silage Quality in Fodder Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor), Maize (Zea mays) and Hybrid Napier (Pennisetum americarnum × P. purpureum) Grown in Sri Lanka

P. G. G. Bandara, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
W. A. D. Nayananjalie, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
G. G. C. Premalal, Veterinary Research Institute, Sri Lanka

Silage Characteristics of Sugarcane (Sacchrum officinarum) Tops in Sri Lanka

Y. M. H. N. Jayathilake, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Sujatha Premaratne, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
W. R. G. Witharama, Sugarcane Research Institute, Sri Lanka
G. G. C. Premalal, Veterinary Research Institute, Sri Lanka

The Effect of Different Types of Inoculants on the Characteristics of Alfalfa, Ryegrass and Red Clover-Ryegrass-Timothy Silage

Vilma Vrotniakiene, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
Jonas Jatkauskas, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania

Effect of Growth Stage on the Macro Mineral Concentrations of Forbs and Grasses in a Semi-Arid Region of Sudan

Sahar Ezzat, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan
Babo Fadlalla, Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan

Effect of Different Additives on Fermentation Characteristics of Fodder Sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L) Moench] Compared to CO-3 (Pennisetum perpureum x Pennisetum americarnum)

Ayesha Abeysinghe, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Sujatha Premaratne, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
G. G. C. Premalal, Veterinary Research Institute, Sri Lanka

Milk Production and Nutrient Efficiency of Lactation Goats on Diet Containing Linseed Cake, Mustard Cake and Guar Korma with Urea in Concentrates

Manoj Kumar Tripathi, Central Institute for Research on Goats, India
Prabhat Tripathi, Central Institute for Research on Goats, India
Ravindra Kumar, Central Institute for Research on Goats, India
U. B. Chaudhary, Central Institute for Research on Goats, India
D. L. Gupta, Central Institute for Research on Goats, India
Ramkesh Meena, Central Institute for Research on Goats, India

Comparison of Protein and Energy Intake, Passage Rate and Roughage Value Index of a Common Reed (Phragmites communis Trin.) Silage-Based Diet with Those of a Hay-Based Diet in Ewes at Maintenance

Anri Kawasumi, Ishikawa Prefectural University, Japan
Kohei Takahashi, Ishikawa Prefectural University, Japan
Motohiko Ishida, Ishikawa Prefectural University, Japan
Keigo Asano, Ishikawa Prefectural University, Japan

Prediction of the Chemical Composition and Fermentation Parameters of Fresh Coarse Italian Ryegrass Haylage Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy

Hyung Soo Park, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea
Sang Hoon Lee, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea
Ki Choon Choi, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea
Ji Hye Kim, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea
Jong Geun Kim, Seoul National University, South Korea
Gi Jun Choi, National Institute of Animal Science, South Korea

In-vitro Fermentation Study of Some Grasses Utilized by Camels in Arid Ecosystem

Ashok Kumar Nagpal, National Research Centre on Camel, India

Mineral Content of Leguminous and Non-Leguminous Crop Residues vis a vis Their Requirement in Animals

K. K. Singh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
M. M. Das, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Asim Kumar Misra, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Enrichment of Lactic Acid Silage Bacteria with Selenium by Growing Cultures in Modified MRS Broth Supplemented with Sodium Selenite

Hannah R. Fleming, University of Bristol, UK
Michael R. F. Lee, University of Bristol, UK
Christopher Hodgson, University of Bristol, UK
Tristan Cogan, University of Bristol, UK
David Davies, Silage Solutions Ltd., UK
Michael Lee, Silage Solutions Ltd., UK

Selenium Enrichment of Laboratory Scale Silos Using Lactic Acid Bacteria Inoculum

Michael R. F. Lee, University of Bristol, UK
Hannah R. Fleming, Rothamsted Research, UK
Christopher Hodgson, Rothamsted Research, UK
David Davies, Silage Solutions Ltd., UK

Effect of Mineral Supplementation on Rumen Metabolites and Enzymes in Sheep Fed Sorghum Stover Based Diets

Shweta Singh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
S. K. Mahanta, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
Rishi Saxena, Bundelkhand University, India

Nutritional Values and Economics of Leguminous Blocks as Goat Feed

P. K. Sampatrao Takawale, BAIF Development Research Foundation, India
S. S. Jade, BAIF Development Research Foundation, India
S. D. Ghorpade, BAIF Development Research Foundation, India

Evaluation of Macro and Micro Mineral Concentration of Some Common Forages of Dausa District of Rajasthan

Sheela Choudhary, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, India

Mineral Content of Course Cereals Roughages as well as Their Requirement in Dairy Animals

Asim Kumar Misra, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
K. K. Singh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
M. M. Das, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Efficacy of Laccases Obtained from the White Rot Basidiomycete Schizophyllum commune-NI 07 in Enhancing the in Vitro Digestibility of Crop Residues for Ruminants

Vidya Pradeep Kumar, National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, India
Manpal Sridhar, National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, India
Chandrashekar Naik, National Institute of Animal Nutrition and Physiology, India

Development of Greenhouse Dryer for Forage Conservation in Temperate Climate

Sanjay Kumar Singh, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
P. K. Pathak, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Macro Mineral Concentrations of Five Contrasting Temperate Grassland Species Grown in Pure Stands or Mixtures

Bodil E. Frankow-Lindberg, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

Evaluation of Grass Bales Stored under Cover and Plinth System of Storage

P. N. Dwivedi, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
P. K. Pathak, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India
C. S. Sahay, Indian Grassland and Fodder Research Institute, India

Non-Conventional Silage for Arid Region

P. K. Malaviya, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
Dinesh Mishra, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, India
A. K. Patel, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, India

Evaluation of Nutritive Value of Azolla pinnata

Sunil Dutt Choudhary, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, India
Sheela Choudhary, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, India
Poonam Yadav, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, India
Manish Kumawat, Post Graduate Institute of Veterinary Education and Research, India

Effects of the Supplementation of Brewers’ Grain Silage or Wheat Bran with and without Urea on Meat Quantity and Quality in Mongolian Grazing Lambs

Gantumur Chuluunbat, Mongolian University of Life Sciences, Mongolia
Yamasaki Seishi, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences, Japan
Bayaraa Baasanjalbuu, Mongolian University of Life Sciences, Mongolia
Puruv Tsedevdorj, Mongolian University of Life Sciences, Mongolia

Assessing Nutritive Value and Economics of Baby Corn Fodder (Zea mays) Production Compared to QPM and Hybrid Maize during Winter Season

J. J. Gupta, ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, India
A. Dey, ICAR-Research Complex for Eastern Region, India

Weeds Forage Potential for Ruminant Feeding: Chemical Composition and Kinetics of Rumen Degradation

Víctor Rovalino-Núñez, Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Ecuador
Marcos A. Barros-Rodríguez, Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Ecuador
Javier Solorio-Sánchez, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, México
Hernán Zurita-Vásquez, Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Ecuador
Carlos Sandoval-Castro, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, México
Geovanny Velasteguí-Espín, Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Ecuador
Daniela Sánchez-Gavilanes, Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Ecuador
Diego Cadena-Yanchapaxi, Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Ecuador
Jorge Vega-Chariguaman, Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Ecuador
Sixto Mayorga-Paredes, Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Ecuador