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Greenleaf desmodium (Desmodium intortum), hay

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 85.2 11.8 64.8 93.9 7
Crude protein % DM 12.8 4.4 6.2 20.0 8
Crude fibre % DM 38.3 7.8 30.3 45.9 3
NDF % DM 51.2 7.7 38.3 59.2 5
ADF % DM 39.9 7.7 26.6 46.5 6
Lignin % DM 10.8 2.0 8.6 14.0 6
Ether extract % DM 1.8 1.2 0.8 3.2 3
Ash % DM 7.2 3.7 3.0 14.1 7
Total sugars % DM 8.1 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.8 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 8.9 3.4 5.2 13.8 5
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.8 0.4 1.3 2.3 5
Potassium g/kg DM 9.4 10.8 3.0 21.8 3
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.2 0.1 2.1 2.4 3
Manganese mg/kg DM 113 82 143 2
Zinc mg/kg DM 27 26 27 2
Copper mg/kg DM 2 1 3 2
 
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 34.6 1
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 118.0 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, ruminants % 53.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 49.6 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.4 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.4 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 57.2 1

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Mbugua et al., 2008; McLeod et al., 1976; Nurfeta et al., 2008; Nurfeta et al., 2009; Said et al., 1993; Tolera et al., 2000

Last updated on 17/08/2014 21:21:40

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