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Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), haulms

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 95.0 0.9 93.0 96.0 24  
Crude protein % DM 13.7 2.9 6.9 18.0 61  
Crude fibre % DM 29.9 6.6 18.1 44.8 31  
NDF % DM 49.0 8.5 38.1 64.5 38  
ADF % DM 35.4 6.3 25.4 49.1 40  
Lignin % DM 8.5 3.9 4.9 19.4 39  
Ether extract % DM 2.2 0.7 1.3 3.7 25  
Ash % DM 11.0 2.8 6.8 15.9 53  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.9 0.9 17.6 19.6 5 *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 11.4 3.5 6.4 22.3 20  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.6 1.1 1.5 5.1 20  
Potassium g/kg DM 15.1 4.7 8.8 25.8 19  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.7 0.6 0.2 2.2 11  
Magnesium g/kg DM 5.6 1.1 3.6 7.3 19  
Manganese mg/kg DM 129 125 7 301 11  
Zinc mg/kg DM 33 29 1 77 12  
Copper mg/kg DM 8 2 5 12 8  
Iron mg/kg DM 1 0 0 1 4  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 2.8 0.9 1.9 3.8 4  
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.7 11  
               
In vitro digestibility and solubility Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, pepsin-cellulase % 69.1 5.9 54.7 75.0 19  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 65.3   58.0 65.3 2 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 62.4         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.2         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.0         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 67.6   62.0 73.1 2  

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

References

Anele et al., 2011; Anele et al., 2012; Blair Ralns, 1963; CIRAD, 1991; CIRAD, 2008; FUSAGx/CRAW, 2009; Mokoboki et al., 2000; Onwuka et al., 1997; Richard et al., 1989; Savadogo et al., 2000

Last updated on 12/09/2013 01:35:14

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