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Spear grass (Heteropogon contortus), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 39.1 10.7 17.1 57.5 13  
Crude protein % DM 5.0 1.7 2.8 9.3 61  
Crude fibre % DM 37.0 2.4 31.2 40.0 24 *
NDF % DM 74.5 1.2 71.1 76.1 35  
ADF % DM 42.0 2.4 38.2 47.8 36  
Lignin % DM 5.2 1.0 3.7 7.5 25  
Ether extract % DM 1.4 0.2 1.1 1.8 18  
Ash % DM 8.8 1.5 6.6 12.9 61  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.9         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 2.1 0.8 1.1 3.9 23  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.0 0.4 0.3 1.6 49  
Potassium g/kg DM 7.3 1.9 4.3 11.3 22  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.4 18  
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.5 0.3 0.9 2.2 49  
Manganese mg/kg DM 74 48 4 176 19  
Zinc mg/kg DM 47 26 15 104 40  
Copper mg/kg DM 12 9 3 40 43  
Iron mg/kg DM 600       1  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 58.9 6.3 33.7 58.9 9 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 56.3         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.1         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.2         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 41.4       1  

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

References

CGIAR, 2009; CIRAD, 1991; Holm, 1971; Kennedy et al., 1992; Sen et al., 1965; Sultan et al., 2008; Tefera et al., 2009; Walker, 1975

Last updated on 15/04/2013 13:50:48

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