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Blackseed grass (Chloris virgata), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 35.7 26.3 45.0 2
Crude protein % DM 8.5 4.1 4.8 12.9 3
Crude fibre % DM 33.9 2.5 31.1 35.9 3
Ether extract % DM 1.7 0.1 1.6 1.8 3
Ash % DM 11.3 2.1 9.9 13.8 3
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.6 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 4.0 3.7 4.3 2
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.0 0.8 1.1 2
Potassium g/kg DM 24.1 22.9 25.3 2
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.7 1.7 1.8 2
Manganese mg/kg DM 156 1
Zinc mg/kg DM 27 1
Copper mg/kg DM 5 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 63.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 60.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.6 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.6 *

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Dougall et al., 1965

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:48

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