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Production of silage in the form of feed based on palm: literature review.

Abstract

Climatic seasonality is part of the reality of thousands of regions scattered around the planet, forage production has variations throughout the year in arid and semi-arid regions, such conditions directly influence animal production. Strategies must be sought to feed the herds during periods of forage shortage, thus the forage palm is an exotic plant and adapted in arid and semi-arid climates, presents as a good source of water and nutrients, presents high Efficiency in use, water loss and biomass production. Silage is a form of conservation in anaerobic environment where the fermentable substrates are converted to organic acids promoting lowering of the pH and conservation of silage. The forage palm is presented as a plant that can be ensiled and can be associated in the form of complete ration when mixed with other ingredients or can also be ensilated individually provided that the recommendations of the appropriate contents of matter dry. In this way, the use of silage in the form of feed can be used for animal feeding, this feeding alternative may potentiate the use of the palm tree, increase regrowth, decrease labor cost, store in periods of shortage Source of feed for animals and may still be marketed if silage is produced in excess of the amount the producer requires.