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Table 2 Chemical characteristics of silage prepared with and without cellulase under ensiling for 30 and 60 days

From: The potential and effects of saline-alkali alfalfa microbiota under salt stress on the fermentation quality and microbial

Items 30 days 60 days
CK‡ Cellulase CK Cellulase
DM (%) 30.3a 28.8b 29.6b 28.3a
Crude protein (% DM†) 20.7a 19.1a 19.8a 18.4a
Neutral detergent fiber (% DM) 42.3b 41.9a 41.9a 39.8a
Acid detergent fiber (% DM) 38a 36.7a 39.3a 38.3a
Fatty acid (% DM) 1.87a 2.18a 2.1a 1.95a
Water-soluble carbohydrates (% DM) 27.06a 30.2a 25.3b 27.6b
  1. DM Dry matter
  2. CK Control (no addition)
  3. Values within the same row under the same ensiling days with different superscripts in lowercase letters differ significantly from each other at P < 0.05