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Pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 19.4 4.2 14.1 28.5 17  
Crude protein % DM 12.4 2.9 6.6 17.0 19  
Crude fibre % DM 29.2 4.8 21.1 39.7 19  
NDF % DM 64.8 8.8 46.1 64.8 4 *
ADF % DM 34.5 8.0 30.7 45.1 3 *
Lignin % DM 4.2         *
Ether extract % DM 2.0 0.5 1.4 3.0 18  
Ash % DM 12.3 2.0 9.2 15.8 17  
Water-soluble carbohydrates % DM 2.7       1  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.6         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 5.5 2.3 2.9 8.5 8  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.8 1.3 0.4 4.5 8  
Potassium g/kg DM 31.5 11.0 16.0 41.9 6  
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.2 0.8 2.4 4.5 6  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 68.5 1.7 68.5 75.2 8 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 65.5         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.5         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.2         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 64.1 8.1 51.5 72.3 8  
a (N) % 36.5   30.0 43.0 2  
b (N) % 48.5   48.0 48.9 2  
c (N) h-1 0.034   0.030 0.038 2  
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=4%) % 59         *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 54   46 62 2 *

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

References

Aguiar et al., 2006; CIRAD, 1991; French, 1943; Fulkerson et al., 2008; Patel, 1966; Prado et al., 2004; Sen, 1938; Van Wyk et al., 1951; Zaharaby et al., 2001

Last updated on 02/05/2013 17:22:31

Table status 
Finished
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