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Indian bluegrass (Bothriochloa pertusa), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 42.9 12.0 34.7 56.7 3
Crude protein % DM 5.0 0.8 3.9 5.8 7
Crude fibre % DM 33.1 3.6 28.1 37.9 7
NDF % DM 68.4 *
ADF % DM 38.7 *
Lignin % DM 5.1 *
Ether extract % DM 1.9 0.5 1.0 2.4 7
Ash % DM 11.6 1.7 9.2 14.3 7
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.4 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 3.3 1.2 2.3 5.1 5
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.0 2.7 0.4 6.8 5
Potassium g/kg DM 6.1 4.0 1.7 10.4 5
Sodium g/kg DM 0.3 0.2 0.4 2
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.0 1.3 1.3 4.4 5
Manganese mg/kg DM 235 1
Zinc mg/kg DM 43 1
Copper mg/kg DM 5 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 62.5 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 59.7 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.4 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.5 *

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; INFIC, 1978; Nasrullah et al., 2003; Patel, 1966

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:22

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