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Signal grass (Brachiaria decumbens), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 26.8 7.2 17.0 42.1 41  
Crude protein % DM 8.9 3.0 3.5 14.6 71  
Crude fibre % DM 31.4 5.6 21.8 40.5 55  
NDF % DM 68.1 6.8 57.8 84.6 19 *
ADF % DM 37.2 4.9 29.9 46.8 33 *
Lignin % DM 5.1 1.4 2.8 7.8 15 *
Ether extract % DM 1.9 0.7 0.8 2.9 15  
Ash % DM 8.6 2.2 4.8 13.2 71  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.1 2.6 14.6 20.5 5 *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 3.6 1.1 1.4 6.1 48  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.3 1.2 0.4 4.5 51  
Potassium g/kg DM 18.4 9.1 2.1 32.4 36  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.5   0.4 0.6 2  
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.2 0.7 1.3 4.1 49  
Manganese mg/kg DM 132 67 18 281 12  
Zinc mg/kg DM 30 15 10 76 14  
Copper mg/kg DM 4 2 2 11 14  
Iron mg/kg DM 389 498 80 1273 5  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 55.2 3.8 55.2 68.0 8 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 52.7 3.8 52.7 69.8 5 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.5   9.5 12.9 2 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.7         *
ME ruminants (gas production) MJ/kg DM 6.6 0.2 6.3 6.8 4  
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 62.5 12.6 33.5 74.4 11  
a (N) % 52.0       1  
b (N) % 20.9       1  
c (N) h-1 0.039       1  
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=4%) % 62         *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 60         *

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

References

Abaunza et al., 1991; Andrade et al., 2015; Aregheore et al., 2006; Aregheore et al., 2006; Aumont et al., 1991; Butterworth, 1963; CGIAR, 2009; CIRAD, 1991; Dougall et al., 1958; Evitayani et al., 2004; Evitayani et al., 2004; Garcia et al., 2004; Gowda et al., 2004; Grieve et al., 1965; Herrero et al., 2001; Iyeghe-Erakpotobor et al., 2008; Lopes et al., 2010; Nasrullah et al., 2003; Salgado et al., 2013; Vega Espinosa et al., 2006; Warly et al., 2006; Xandé et al., 1989

Last updated on 11/09/2016 16:08:46

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