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Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 23.1 6.8 12.1 32.0 7  
Crude protein % DM 21.1 4.2 15.8 28.0 18  
Crude fibre % DM 26.4       1  
NDF % DM 38.3 8.1 26.5 54.3 18  
ADF % DM 28.2 5.5 19.8 37.0 17  
Lignin % DM 9.9 3.5 5.5 18.2 15  
Ether extract % DM 4.1 0.8 3.2 4.8 3  
Ash % DM 9.6 1.9 6.4 13.9 14  
Water-soluble carbohydrates % DM 6.2       1  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.9   18.9 19.8 2 *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 11.3       1  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.6 0.9 1.8 3.8 4  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 49.6 26.6 21.0 105.9 8  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 68.8         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 65.8         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.5         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.8         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 47.9       1  
a (N) % 39.5 6.9 34.9 49.7 4  
b (N) % 47.9 5.6 41.6 55.1 4  
c (N) h-1 0.085 0.006 0.080 0.090 4  
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=4%) % 72 5 67 77 4 *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 68 9 63 86 7 *

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

References

AFZ, 2011; Djouvinov et al., 1998; Douglas et al., 1995; Douglas et al., 1999; Fulkerson et al., 2007; Hoffman et al., 1993; Marichal et al., 2010; Terrill et al., 1992; Vargas et al., 1965; Wang et al., 1994; Woodward et al., 2004

Last updated on 19/12/2014 11:57:11

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