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Brachiaria (Brachiaria nigropedata), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 42.6 12.9 33.6 63.8 5  
Crude protein % DM 8.8 2.2 6.3 12.3 6  
Crude fibre % DM 30.7          
Ether extract % DM 1.6          
Ash % DM 11.5   9 14 2  
Neutral detergent fibre % DM 66         *
Acid detergent fibre % DM 36         *
Lignin % DM 4.5         *
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.5         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 3.2 0.9 1.8 4.1 6  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.4 0.6 0.7 2.3 5  
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.2          
Potassium g/kg DM 9.3          
Sodium g/kg DM 0.14          
Manganese mg/kg DM 58          
Copper mg/kg DM 7          
Iron mg/kg DM 1066          
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.6         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.6         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 61         *
OM digestibility, ruminants % 63         *

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

References

Aganga et al., 2005; Dougall et al., 1965; Skarpe et al., 1986

Last updated on 11/12/2017 14:54:28

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