A digestibility trial with sheep was conducted in order to verify the reliability of the nutritive value of triticale grain given in the main feed tables. The chemical composition of the tested triticale was similar to a great number of samples analyzed in the laboratory of our research station and to the standard values of the feed tables. The digestibility of the organic matter (85 %) obtained in the trial is in accordance with the values given in the feed tables. Thus, the nutritive value for triticale grain ofthe main feed tables, often of unknown and ancient origins, seems to be reliable.
While botanical composition, growth cycle and phenological stage are integral factors, they are not the sole determinants of the quality of grass silages from intensively managed permanent meadows.
Food that is unsuitable for human consumption does not affect the growth performance or carcass composition of pigs to which it is fed. This makes it a promising solution for reducing food waste.
Horses are ridden or driven on a variety of surfaces, which differently absorb the impact forces exerted on hooves, limbs and the horse's entire body. Objective measurement of the functional properties of equestrian arena surfaces is therefore of great importance.