• Effect of Delays in Inoculum Collection and Artificial Rumen Digestibilities

      Pearson, Henry A. (Society for Range Management, 1967-09-01)
      Range forage samples were digested (in vitro) with rumen inoculum collected after delays of 2, 6, 10, and 14 weeks after the forage collection. Inoculum collected after the 6-week delay gave equivalent forage digestibility values as the 2-week delay; 10-week inoculum delay resulted in digestion values statistically related to but lower than the 2-week delay values. Inoculum collected after a 14-week delay could not be used to estimate range forage digestibility.