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Masai love grass (Eragrostis superba), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 20.1   12.0 28.2 2  
Crude protein % DM 10.4 6.4 5.3 24.1 7  
Crude fibre % DM 37.0 5.3 32.3 43.3 4  
NDF % DM 72.1 8.1 61.3 76.7 3 *
ADF % DM 43.1 10.6 28.1 49.2 3 *
Lignin % DM 6.1         *
Ether extract % DM 1.5 0.4 1.1 1.9 4  
Ash % DM 7.9 2.4 4.7 12.0 7  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.4         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 6.2 4.8 1.3 12.0 4  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.7 3.2 0.0 6.5 4  
Potassium g/kg DM 37.6 27.3 18.0 76.8 4  
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.6 1.6 0.4 3.4 3  
Zinc mg/kg DM 300   300 300 2  
Copper mg/kg DM 15   10 20 2  
Iron mg/kg DM 750   600 900 2  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 60.8         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 58.1         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.7         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.6         *

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Dougall et al., 1958; Kabuga et al., 1993; Sen, 1938; Tefera et al., 2009

Last updated on 15/04/2013 13:35:45

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