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Kikuyu (Pennisetum clandestinum), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 20.1 5.0 12.9 39.9 282  
Crude protein % DM 15.1 3.2 8.3 22.8 309  
Crude fibre % DM 29.8 2.6 24.4 35.0 306  
NDF % DM 65.3 4.3 58.5 76.5 61 *
ADF % DM 35.1 3.2 26.6 41.6 61 *
Lignin % DM 4.3 1.2 2.3 7.1 55 *
Ether extract % DM 2.7 0.6 1.7 4.0 161  
Ash % DM 10.0 1.2 7.1 12.3 307  
Water-soluble carbohydrates % DM 2.9 0.9 2.0 3.7 3  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 3.1 0.5 2.2 4.4 251  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.7 0.9 1.9 5.5 251  
Potassium g/kg DM 34.5 6.7 18.4 48.5 245  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 6  
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.9 0.4 2.2 3.7 250  
Manganese mg/kg DM 101 47 48 214 32  
Zinc mg/kg DM 45 17 20 86 33  
Copper mg/kg DM 9 2 6 13 33  
Iron mg/kg DM 309 281 74 1068 23  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 69.0   59.1 72.7 2 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 66.0         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.1         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.7         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 70.3   67.0 73.6 2  

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

References

Aumont et al., 1991; CIRAD, 1991; Coetzee, 1948; Fulkerson et al., 2007; Hassoun, 2009; Singh et al., 1992; Todd, 1956

Last updated on 02/05/2013 17:18:29

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