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African couch grass (Digitaria abyssinica), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 15.6 1.2 14.6 17.0 4
Crude fibre % DM 28.3 0.6 27.7 29.0 3
NDF % DM 63.9 *
ADF % DM 33.5 *
Lignin % DM 3.9 *
Ether extract % DM 3.0 0.7 2.5 3.8 3
Ash % DM 9.1 0.3 8.8 9.5 4
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.5 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 4.0 3.5 4.5 2
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.6 3.1 4.0 2
Potassium g/kg DM 25.7 21.7 29.8 2
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.9 3.3 4.4 2
Manganese mg/kg DM 146 1
Zinc mg/kg DM 67 1
Copper mg/kg DM 15 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 70.5 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 67.4 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.5 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.0 *

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

References

Berhane et al., 2006; CIRAD, 1991; Dougall et al., 1960

Last updated on 02/04/2013 14:50:21

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