Eating poor quality roughage
, buffalo grows faster than cattle because of their better digestibility of dietry crude protein and crude fiber [12,13,14].
In the present study, using poor quality roughage
(rice straw) particle size did not influence rice straw intake and total DM intake.
Animals sense poor quality roughage
and don't eat enough to flush the digestive system.
Other workers have also demonstrated a better digestive ability of buffaloes than cattle to utilize poor quality roughage
(Bartocci et al.
To improve the poor quality roughages
, exogenous fibrolytic enzyme may play important role by enhancing digestibility of fibre.
Among different species of livestock, buffalo stands out as an efficient converter of poor quality roughages
into highly valuable products as milk and meat (Kataoka et al.