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Silverleaf desmodium (Desmodium uncinatum), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 25.7 4.4 18.4 36.7 28
Crude protein % DM 15.1 2.8 11.5 20.8 33
Crude fibre % DM 32.0 4.9 24.8 41.3 31
NDF % DM 52.2 13.9 34.4 68.1 4
ADF % DM 40.0 12.8 22.7 51.4 4
Lignin % DM 4.8 1
Ether extract % DM 2.4 0.6 1.1 3.7 30
Ash % DM 8.5 2.6 4.7 16.4 32
Total sugars % DM 8.3 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.6 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 8.5 2.2 5.2 12.2 22
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.2 0.5 1.4 3.3 22
Potassium g/kg DM 17.3 3.7 11.7 27.3 20
Sodium g/kg DM 0.4 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.5 0.3 2.0 3.0 19
 
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 77.0 1
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 130.0 89.0 171.0 2
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 51.8 3.1 47.8 56.9 9
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 49.5 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.2 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.4 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 55.6 6.9 50.0 67.5 9

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Getachew et al., 2000; Holm, 1971; Jingura et al., 2001; Mbugua et al., 2008; Milford, 1967; Sen, 1938; Singh et al., 1992

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:04

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