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Acacia (Acacia mellifera), browse and leaves, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 34.1       1  
Crude protein % DM 20.5 3.5 14.8 27.0 10  
Crude fibre % DM 18.1 4.6 12.4 22.3 5  
NDF % DM 33.3 8.6 21.5 50.7 9  
ADF % DM 23.1 4.7 16.7 33.5 9  
Lignin % DM 7.0 4.2 1.8 16.0 9  
Ether extract % DM 3.5 0.7 2.6 4.4 5  
Ash % DM 9.6 1.9 7.0 12.2 10  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 19.3 6.0 10.9 25.5 8  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.2 0.4 0.8 2.0 8  
Potassium g/kg DM 15.2 4.6 6.1 20.3 7  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.5   0.5 0.5 2  
Magnesium g/kg DM 4.3 1.5 2.3 7.1 8  
Manganese mg/kg DM 41 36 3 81 4  
Zinc mg/kg DM 15 10 2 23 4  
Copper mg/kg DM 22 9 13 28 3  
Iron mg/kg DM 192   168 216 2  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 47.0   8.0 86.0 2  
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 19.6 22.2 0.2 57.0 5  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants (gas production) % 55 2 54 58 3  
ME ruminants (gas production) MJ/kg DM 8.2 0.6 7.8 8.8 3  
a (N) % 29.5       1  
b (N) % 21.4       1  
c (N) h-1 0.041       1  
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=4%) % 40         *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 38         *

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

References

Abdulrazak et al., 2000; Abdulrazak et al., 2001; Aganga et al., 2008; CIRAD, 1991; Fadel Elseed et al., 2002; Osuga et al., 2007; Russell, 1947

Last updated on 07/08/2014 14:40:47

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