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Congo grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 25.0 8.1 7.0 51.3 273  
Crude protein % DM 9.1 3.5 2.1 17.1 355  
Crude fibre % DM 33.0 3.9 23.8 42.8 329  
NDF % DM 67.7 4.6 61.5 76.6 16 *
ADF % DM 38.9 3.3 31.9 45.2 21 *
Lignin % DM 5.5 2.3 2.9 11.2 19 *
Ether extract % DM 2.0 0.5 0.7 3.5 321  
Ash % DM 9.5 2.1 4.9 14.2 340  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.0   18.0 19.2 2 *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 4.2 1.0 1.6 7.0 327  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.2 1.0 0.1 4.8 325  
Potassium g/kg DM 24.2 8.2 6.2 42.5 270  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.7 0.6 0.3 1.4 3  
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.8 0.8 1.1 4.7 267  
Manganese mg/kg DM 50 14 39 70 4  
Zinc mg/kg DM 33 12 20 48 4  
Copper mg/kg DM 6 3 3 9 4  
Iron mg/kg DM 437       1  
               
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Arginine % protein 5.3       1  
Histidine % protein 1.8       1  
Isoleucine % protein 4.0       1  
Leucine % protein 7.4       1  
Lysine % protein 3.0       1  
Phenylalanine % protein 5.2       1  
Threonine % protein 4.9       1  
Valine % protein 5.2       1  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 0.2       1  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 55.7         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 53.2         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.6         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.7         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 58.5 9.2 53.1 69.2 3  
a (N) % 53.4       1  
b (N) % 24.2       1  
c (N) h-1 0.060       1  
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=4%) % 68         *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 65         *

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

Abaunza et al., 1991; CIRAD, 1991; Herrero et al., 2001; Ibrahim et al., 1995; INFIC, 1978; Kambashi et al., 2014; Khanum et al., 2010; Lopes et al., 2010; Maia et al., 2014; Meale et al., 2012; Nakkitset et al., 2008; Nasrullah et al., 2003; Pozy et al., 1996; Scaut, 1959; Tedonkeng et al., 2007; Vicente Chandler et al., 1974; Wanapat et al., 2012

Last updated on 23/08/2016 21:11:10

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