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Congo grass (Brachiaria ruziziensis), hay

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 89.5 4.3 81.4 95.4 41  
Crude protein % DM 4.6 1.0 2.5 6.7 42  
Crude fibre % DM 38.4 2.6 33.6 43.9 41  
NDF % DM 70.7   70.7 73.8 2 *
ADF % DM 44.9 1.3 43.0 45.5 3 *
Lignin % DM 6.9         *
Ether extract % DM 1.2 0.2 0.8 1.7 41  
Ash % DM 8.3 1.8 5.0 11.5 44  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.0 0.8 17.5 19.2 4 *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 4.4 0.7 2.8 6.1 38  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.6 0.7 0.3 3.2 41  
Potassium g/kg DM 21.6 5.6 10.1 31.3 37  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.1       1  
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.1 0.5 1.4 3.0 37  
Manganese mg/kg DM 153       1  
Zinc mg/kg DM 23       1  
Copper mg/kg DM 4       1  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 45.8         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 43.7         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.9         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 6.4         *

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Kawashima et al., 2006; Kawashima et al., 2007; Zogang et al., 2013

Last updated on 23/08/2016 21:12:20

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