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Giant star grass (Cynodon plectostachyus), hay

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 88.5 2.2 85.6 92.0 13  
Crude protein % DM 8.1 2.1 5.2 12.3 19  
Crude fibre % DM 34.7 2.7 31.4 39.7 15  
NDF % DM 69.9   69.9 86.7 2 *
ADF % DM 40.5 1.8 40.5 47.4 3 *
Lignin % DM 5.5         *
Ether extract % DM 1.9 0.8 0.9 3.6 15  
Ash % DM 8.2 2.4 0.1 10.2 16  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 4.1 0.7 2.9 5.0 9  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.5 0.8 1.3 4.0 9  
Potassium g/kg DM 10.4 1.5 7.9 12.0 6  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.4 8  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 59.2 5.7 44.5 60.3 10 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 55.7         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.2         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.2         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 45.1 13.1 23.0 58.5 10  

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

References

Calles et al., 1982; French, 1938; French, 1943; Holm, 1971; Mata et al., 1992; Ndathi et al., 2012; Randel et al., 1989

Last updated on 22/11/2013 11:16:47

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