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Spear grass (Heteropogon contortus), hay

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 92.6       1  
Crude protein % DM 3.2 0.8 2.3 4.2 13  
Crude fibre % DM 38.7 4.6 29.8 40.1 4 *
NDF % DM 79.7 3.3 71.4 81.3 30  
ADF % DM 46.3   44.9 46.3 2 *
Lignin % DM 8.1 2.1 6.0 9.9 4  
Ether extract % DM 1.3 0.3 1.0 1.7 4  
Ash % DM 7.3 0.4 7.0 9.1 32  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.2         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 7.0   7.0 7.0 2  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.0   1.0 1.0 2  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 53.7 7.5 31.5 55.8 11 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 50.4         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.1         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.5         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 32.2 25.5 -14.3 59.0 6  

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

References

Hunter et al., 1980; Hunter et al., 1985; Hunter et al., 1987; Lander et al., 1928; Playne, 1972; Reddy et al., 1994; Romero et al., 1976; Sen, 1938

Last updated on 15/04/2013 14:08:54

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