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Rhodes grass (Chloris gayana), hay

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 86.4 3.5 76.2 92.8 141  
Crude protein % DM 10.1 3.0 4.4 16.6 193  
Crude fibre % DM 35.3 2.1 31.2 40.4 131  
NDF % DM 75.7 2.9 70.5 80.8 30  
ADF % DM 41.2 3.8 37.0 50.1 35 *
Lignin % DM 5.6 1.0 3.8 7.7 28 *
Ether extract % DM 1.7 0.5 0.9 2.5 31  
Ash % DM 9.7 1.5 6.7 13.2 148  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.1 0.3 18.1 19.8 7 *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 3.1 0.7 2.0 4.6 66  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.6 0.6 1.6 4.2 67  
Potassium g/kg DM 16.9 5.3 5.0 23.8 54  
Sodium g/kg DM 4.1 3.0 1.2 8.9 13  
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.4 0.3 0.9 2.2 54  
Manganese mg/kg DM 107 46 47 209 9  
Zinc mg/kg DM 22 19 0 83 17  
Copper mg/kg DM 5 2 3 9 17  
Iron mg/kg DM 31 83 0 220 7  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 59.0 5.1 50.1 68.7 55 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 55.6         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.0         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.1         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 40.5 13.3 17.0 55.0 14  

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; El-Hag et al., 1992; French, 1943; Gartner et al., 1975; Hassoun, 2009; Holm, 1971; Holm, 1971; Kategile et al., 1988; Kennedy et al., 1992; Mahgoub et al., 2005; Mandibaya et al., 1999; Milford et al., 1968; Minson, 1971; Mtenga et al., 1990; Mupangwa et al., 2000; Ondiek et al., 1999; Osuga et al., 2012; Rees et al., 1980; Richard et al., 1989; Shem et al., 1999; Todd, 1956

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