Pengaruh Taraf Kombinasi Rumput Gajah dan Limbah Tauge sebagai Alternatif Sumber Serat terhadap Kualitas Fisik Pellet Kelinci Selama Penyimpanan.
Suci, Dwi Margi
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Sprouts waste (SW) is an alternative materials which potentially replace elephant grass (EG) as a source of fiber on feed. This study aims to test the physical quality of pellets for rabbit which contains SW and EG as a source of fiber with different storage periods. This study was arranged in a Completely Randomized Design Factorial (4x4), contains factor A: sprouts waste levels (P0 = 15% EG + 85% concentrate, P1 = 10% EG + 5% SW + 85% concentrate, P2 = 5% EG + 10% SW + 85% concentrate, and P3 = 15% SW + 85% concentrate), and factor B: storage periods (0, 2, 4, 6 weeks). Data were analyzed with analysis of variance (ANOVA) and followed by Duncan test. The results indicated that the combination level of SW and EG very significantly increased the particle size, durability, and also decreased the bulk density and compacted bulk density (P<0.01). P2 showed the best physical quality because it had a high particle size, required medium storage space with the highest durability and decreased feed price. The storage periods very significantly decreased the physical quality of pellets (P<0.01). In this study, there was an interaction between treatments on spesific density and bulk density