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Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 24.9 6.2 16.7 39.0 197  
Crude protein % DM 9.0 2.8 5.1 15.7 262  
Crude fibre % DM 36.9 3.9 28.2 43.4 235  
NDF % DM 75.0 3.4 69.9 82.1 28  
ADF % DM 43.0 3.3 36.6 47.1 22 *
Lignin % DM 6.0 1.7 2.7 7.7 12 *
Ether extract % DM 2.2 0.5 1.2 3.4 179  
Ash % DM 9.0 1.7 6.1 13.2 256  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 3.8 1.0 2.2 5.9 197  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.9 0.9 1.3 5.3 201  
Potassium g/kg DM 18.7 5.6 7.7 29.4 187  
Sodium g/kg DM 3.1 1.5 0.2 5.6 16  
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.9 0.5 1.0 2.9 171  
Manganese mg/kg DM 72 65 18 268 31  
Zinc mg/kg DM 28 12 16 65 31  
Copper mg/kg DM 6 1 4 9 31  
Iron mg/kg DM 237 180 97 498 4  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 60.4 7.5 52.0 78.5 18 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 57.7         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.6         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.5         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 65.3 7.7 45.0 76.2 21  

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

References

Aumont et al., 1991; Bwire et al., 2003; CIRAD, 1991; Dzowela et al., 1990; French, 1943; Hassan et al., 1979; Hassoun, 2009; Holm, 1971; Mbwile et al., 1997; Mlay et al., 2006; Shem et al., 1999; Singh et al., 1992; Tagari et al., 1977; Todd, 1956; Todd, 1956; Todd, 1956; Walker, 1975; Work, 1937

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