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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28 Table 2: Dry matter intake (DMI), digestible dry matter intake (DDMI) and crude protein intake (CPI) of groundnut haulms supplemented with concentrate once (1x), twice (2x) or three times (3x) a day in sheep.
Supplement dry matter intake was calculated by the follow equation: DMI = S - O, where DMI = supplement dry matter intake, S = amount of supplement and O = amount of orts, in dry matter basis.
This is the Dry Matter Intake (DMI) of your animals.
Mean values of dry matter intake (DMI), average daily gain (ADG), initial and final body weight (BW), and feed conversion ratio (FCR, i.
These data were then used to calculate the dry matter intake (DMI) and feed efficiency (FE) based on both supplements (chopped sugar cane and protein supplements).
The dry matter intake of rabbits fed diets I and II were significantly (P<0.
The proposed potential mechanisms by which supplemental yeast modifies rumen function and increases production in dairy cattle include increased organic matter and fibre digestion, increased volatile fatty acid concentrations, reduced lactic acid accumulation, ruminal pH regulation and positive effects on feed dry matter intake and feed conversion efficiency.
In forage maize, DTZ found that the combined economic benefit of higher dry matter intake, lower production costs and increased milk yield attributable to improved varieties is worth pounds 66m per year at the farm level.
The results of dry matter intake (DMI) in the present study were in agreement with the reports by Al-Trad (2009), in which daily dry matter intake for starch and glucose infusion over the infusion period from day 0 to day 24 and infusion from 1.
Omega-3 oils can also increase dry matter intake and improve fertility.
Friesian heifers and beef steers are being outwintered on the kale, and will also receive 30% of their total dry matter intake with baled straw to add structure to the diet.