dry matter


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dry matter

plant or animal tissue residue after it has been heated to a constant weight and all of the moisture in the sample has been driven off by gentle heat.

dry matter basis
a method of expressing the concentration of a nutrient or poison in a feed, by expressing its concentration in terms of the dry matter content.
dry matter intake
the feed intake, usually per day, expressed in terms of its dry matter content.
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Dry matter, crude protein (CP), ether extract (EE, crude fat), crude fiber (CF), and ash contents were analyzed by procedures of the AOAC (1999), whereas neutral detergent fiber (NDF) and acid detergent fiber contents were analyzed according to the procedure of Van Soest et al.
The amount of fat contained in milk plays, therefore, an important role in the variation of dry matter especially when we consider large quantities; in this context and if we project the curve of DM (Figure 2) on that of fat in Figure 1, it is very clear that they follow the same trend, and especially towards the end of lactation, when fat content reached their highest levels.
The scientist also used his data on carbon/nitrogen crop ratios and cover crop dry matter production to calculate that cover crop contributions to soil carbon levels would be around 30 percent greater for rye and the legume-rye mixture--1.
The OM was calculated as the difference between dry matter and ash content, with ash content determined by combustion at 550[degrees]C.
Flesh firmness and dry matter were measured on the day of the test before the consumers tasted the samples, and juice was extracted from the remaining fruit after tasting on the same day of the test, using previously described methods (Crisosto and Crisosto 2001; Crisosto, Hasey et al.
Another portion was used for calculating dry matter of stem, leaf and panicles.
Stack low dry matter bales no more than two high, the extra weight can squash the bales at the bottom and cause "popping" of the sealed wrap, allowing air to enter the bales.
The height and the dry matter of the corn plants were determined 31 and 33 days after the sowing of kudzu ([DAS.
The study moose were divided into 2 groups; the winter group had low N in the digestive tract and high NDF and dry matter content, and the summer group had high levels of N and low NDF and dry matter content.