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Carib grass (Eriochloa polystachya), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 25.0 5.3 21.0 31.0 3  
Crude protein % DM 7.7 2.2 4.8 10.3 5  
Crude fibre % DM 32.9   32.9 33.0 2  
NDF % DM 68.2         *
ADF % DM 38.6         *
Lignin % DM 8.4 1.0 7.5 9.4 3  
Ether extract % DM 1.7   1.5 1.9 2  
Ash % DM 10.9   10.6 11.2 2  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.6         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 3.4 0.5 2.9 3.9 3  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.0 0.5 1.5 2.5 3  
Potassium g/kg DM 21.1 5.8 13.0 34.0 12  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 12  
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.1 0.6 1.5 2.7 3  
Manganese mg/kg DM 499 286 196 1031 12  
Zinc mg/kg DM 35 14 20 62 12  
Copper mg/kg DM 5 1 3 7 12  
Iron mg/kg DM 258 245 49 730 12  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 63.5         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 60.7         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.7         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.7         *

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

References

Dirven, 1962; Gonzalez et al., 1970; Prada et al., 1981; Prada et al., 1998; Vicente Chandler et al., 1974

Last updated on 11/11/2014 23:44:39

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