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Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 30.1 7.4 18.4 46.3 78
Crude protein % DM 7.1 1.8 3.6 11.7 105
Crude fibre % DM 40.2 5.0 31.9 48.0 82
NDF % DM 75.1 2.8 63.1 75.1 17 *
ADF % DM 46.6 2.7 33.2 46.6 21 *
Lignin % DM 6.8 1.8 3.4 10.1 19 *
Ether extract % DM 2.1 0.5 1.2 3.1 77
Ash % DM 9.1 2.5 5.4 16.4 89
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 2.6 0.9 0.9 5.5 70
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.7 0.7 0.7 3.9 70
Potassium g/kg DM 19.5 8.2 6.6 36.0 46
Sodium g/kg DM 0.9 0.4 0.2 1.2 4
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.2 0.4 1.3 2.8 44
Manganese mg/kg DM 33 1
Zinc mg/kg DM 179 27 332 2
Copper mg/kg DM 14 4 23 2
Iron mg/kg DM 1687 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 56.7 7.7 55.0 74.9 5 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 54.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.9 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.0 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 57.4 11.5 41.0 76.2 6

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

References

Aumont et al., 1991; Caceres et al., 1986; CIRAD, 1991; French, 1943; Gowda et al., 2004; Kabuga et al., 1993; Khan et al., 1999; Malik et al., 1967; Nasrullah et al., 2003; Pozy et al., 1996; Rodrigues et al., 2004; Sultan et al., 2007; Xandé et al., 1989

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:51

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