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Greenleaf desmodium (Desmodium intortum), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 24.2 7.0 16.9 48.8 27  
Crude protein % DM 15.5 4.0 8.1 21.7 43  
Crude fibre % DM 30.6 3.5 22.6 37.3 36  
NDF % DM 51.4 9.1 35.6 63.0 12  
ADF % DM 37.1 9.0 21.1 50.4 12  
Lignin % DM 9.1 3.1 3.3 13.6 9  
Ether extract % DM 2.8 0.7 1.7 4.2 32  
Ash % DM 7.5 1.8 4.5 10.9 39  
Total sugars % DM 8.1       1  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.9         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 10.2 2.0 6.3 14.0 34  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.1 1.2 1.4 5.5 34  
Potassium g/kg DM 13.0 6.4 4.6 25.5 28  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.6 6  
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.2 0.6 2.3 4.3 22  
Manganese mg/kg DM 225   225 226 2  
Zinc mg/kg DM 37   31 43 2  
Copper mg/kg DM 1410   9 2811 2  
               
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Arginine % protein 4.4       1  
Cystine % protein 0.9       1  
Glycine % protein 4.6       1  
Histidine % protein 1.8       1  
Isoleucine % protein 3.8       1  
Leucine % protein 6.9       1  
Lysine % protein 3.7       1  
Methionine % protein 1.6       1  
Phenylalanine % protein 4.6       1  
Threonine % protein 4.5       1  
Tryptophan % protein 2.5       1  
Tyrosine % protein 3.1       1  
Valine % protein 5.0       1  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 76.0       1  
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 85.6 46.9 31.8 118.0 3  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 58.1         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 55.6         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.5         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.4         *
ME ruminants (gas production) MJ/kg DM 8.2       1  
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 14.0       1  

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

References

Aumont et al., 1991; Bayble et al., 2007; Bindelle et al., 2007; Boukila et al., 2009; CIRAD, 1991; Gaulier, 1968; Getachew et al., 2000; Holm, 1971; Holm, 1971; Kaitho et al., 1998; Mbugua et al., 2008; Perez-Maldonado et al., 1996

Last updated on 17/08/2014 21:17:58

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