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Bread grass (Brachiaria brizantha), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 29.6 7.0 18.7 48.7 248
Crude protein % DM 10.4 2.8 4.6 15.8 324
Crude fibre % DM 33.5 3.2 27.6 40.9 295
NDF % DM 66.8 5.6 57.9 78.0 19 *
ADF % DM 39.4 1.5 31.1 39.4 19 *
Lignin % DM 5.6 0.5 3.0 5.6 17 *
Ether extract % DM 2.1 0.5 1.2 3.3 288
Ash % DM 9.1 1.6 6.9 12.8 310
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.2 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 4.6 1.0 2.6 7.3 284
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.2 1.0 1.0 4.8 287
Potassium g/kg DM 19.1 4.4 8.3 27.1 254
Sodium g/kg DM 0.8 1.0 0.2 2.3 4
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.1 0.6 1.7 4.3 250
 
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Arginine % protein 5.0 1
Cystine % protein 1.5 1
Histidine % protein 2.0 1
Isoleucine % protein 4.6 1
Leucine % protein 8.7 1
Lysine % protein 6.0 1
Methionine % protein 2.3 1
Phenylalanine % protein 5.6 1
Threonine % protein 4.9 1
Tryptophan % protein 2.1 1
Valine % protein 6.8 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 58.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 55.5 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.1 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.1 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 20.0 1

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

References

Blair Ralns, 1963; CIRAD, 1991; Gerdes et al., 2000; González-García et al., 2008; Merkel et al., 1999; Mlay et al., 2006; Nasrullah et al., 2003; Pozy et al., 1996; Rodrigues et al., 2004; Tedeschi et al., 2001

Last updated on 29/11/2012 09:56:28

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