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Babul (Acacia nilotica), pods, dry

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 90.9 3.4 84.9 93.7 10  
Crude protein % DM 11.7 1.4 9.2 13.7 18  
Crude fibre % DM 18.0 4.1 12.3 28.5 15  
NDF % DM 26.8 4.1 22.2 34.6 13  
ADF % DM 21.3 3.1 17.2 27.3 14  
Lignin % DM 5.7 1.9 1.9 8.3 10  
Ether extract % DM 2.2 0.8 0.8 4.1 16  
Ash % DM 5.1 1.1 3.5 7.8 19  
Starch (polarimetry) % DM 11.3       1  
Water-soluble carbohydrates % DM 10.3       1  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 6.2 2.1 3.4 10.9 11  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.7 0.5 0.7 2.8 11  
Potassium g/kg DM 9.9 4.9 0.3 13.4 6  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.3 3  
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.7 0.5 1.3 2.8 7  
Manganese mg/kg DM 60 60 17 150 5  
Zinc mg/kg DM 27 6 17 31 5  
Copper mg/kg DM 9 3 5 13 5  
Iron mg/kg DM 139   112 166 2  
               
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Alanine % protein 3.5       1  
Arginine % protein 5.5       1  
Aspartic acid % protein 10.9       1  
Glutamic acid % protein 8.4       1  
Glycine % protein 4.0       1  
Histidine % protein 2.4       1  
Isoleucine % protein 2.5       1  
Leucine % protein 4.3       1  
Lysine % protein 4.0       1  
Methionine % protein 0.7       1  
Phenylalanine % protein 2.5       1  
Proline % protein 14.9       1  
Serine % protein 1.9       1  
Threonine % protein 1.9       1  
Tyrosine % protein 2.2       1  
Valine % protein 4.0       1  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 81.8 47.8 49.4 187.1 7  
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 3.6 6.9 0.1 14.0 4  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 66.2       1  
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 63.2         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.5         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.5         *
ME ruminants (FAO, 1982) MJ/kg DM 10.0       1  
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 51.7       1  
a (N) % 63.7       1  
b (N) % 30.0       1  
c (N) h-1 0.026       1  
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=4%) % 75         *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 73         *

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

References

Barman et al., 2006; CIRAD, 1991; Dougall et al., 1958; French, 1934; FUSAGx/CRAW, 2009; Mlambo et al., 2008; Ngwa et al., 2002; Patel, 1966; Sawe et al., 1998; Shayo et al., 1999; Tanner et al., 1990; Walker, 1975

Last updated on 02/05/2013 16:56:10

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