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Gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 30.0 7.1 19.1 49.0 270
Crude protein % DM 7.8 2.6 3.0 13.7 307
Crude fibre % DM 36.8 3.6 29.2 44.6 288
NDF % DM 71.9 10.4 43.5 83.6 19 *
ADF % DM 42.9 7.3 29.2 52.0 18 *
Lignin % DM 6.0 2.2 2.3 9.3 18 *
Ether extract % DM 1.7 0.4 1.0 2.7 276
Ash % DM 8.3 1.9 5.2 13.1 306
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.2 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 3.8 0.8 2.3 5.5 292
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.6 0.5 0.7 2.9 296
Potassium g/kg DM 16.4 4.5 8.4 24.9 182
Sodium g/kg DM 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2 17
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.1 0.5 1.1 3.3 174
Manganese mg/kg DM 196 66 82 339 87
Zinc mg/kg DM 25 5 15 34 87
Copper mg/kg DM 5 2 3 9 87
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 60.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 57.4 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.5 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.4 *
ME ruminants (gas production) MJ/kg DM 6.3 0.2 6.0 6.4 3

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

References

Abaunza et al., 1991; Bartha, 1970; CIRAD, 1991; Evitayani et al., 2004; Evitayani et al., 2004; González-García et al., 2008; Odedire et al., 2008; Pozy et al., 1996; Rodrigues et al., 2004; Sen et al., 1965; Vanthong Phengvichith et al., 2007

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:13

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