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Giant star grass (Cynodon plectostachyus), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 30.6 5.8 20.2 43.5 281  
Crude protein % DM 9.9 3.0 5.4 18.4 298  
Crude fibre % DM 37.0 2.8 30.2 41.9 288  
NDF % DM 72.1 9.9 48.7 81.0 17 *
ADF % DM 43.1 6.7 23.6 46.8 17 *
Lignin % DM 6.0 2.3 1.8 8.2 10 *
Ether extract % DM 1.6 0.4 1.0 2.6 286  
Ash % DM 7.3 1.3 4.2 10.4 240  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.6         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 4.1 1.8 2.1 11.1 285  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.4 0.6 1.2 3.9 285  
Potassium g/kg DM 17.8 6.2 6.4 31.9 255  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.5 0.9 0.0 3.1 11  
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.1 0.7 1.2 4.5 247  
Manganese mg/kg DM 60 15 41 80 5  
Zinc mg/kg DM 38 8 33 50 4  
Copper mg/kg DM 8 2 6 10 5  
Iron mg/kg DM 198 67 110 267 4  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 60.6 7.4 47.0 71.4 11 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 57.9         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.8         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.6         *
ME ruminants (gas production) MJ/kg DM 8.7 0.6 8.1 9.3 3  
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 56.7 21.3 27.0 80.1 8  

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

References

Aranda et al., 2001; Bwire et al., 2003; Cecato et al., 2001; CIRAD, 1991; Evitayani et al., 2004; Evitayani et al., 2004; French, 1943; Georgiadis et al., 1988; Grimaud et al., 2006; Holm, 1971; Mtui et al., 2006; Olubajo et al., 1974; Ramchurn et al., 2000; Ramos et al., 1998; Tuah et al., 1974; Warly et al., 2006

Last updated on 22/11/2013 11:14:28

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