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Nadi blue grass (Dichanthium caricosum), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 27.7 27.3 28.0 2
Crude protein % DM 7.0 7.0 7.0 2
Crude fibre % DM 36.8 36.7 37.0 2
NDF % DM 71.9 *
ADF % DM 42.9 *
Lignin % DM 6.0 *
Ether extract % DM 2.0 1.5 2.6 2
Ash % DM 10.6 9.5 11.7 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.8 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 2.9 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.3 1
Potassium g/kg DM 30.0 1
Sodium g/kg DM 0.4 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 59.7 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 57.1 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.2 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.2 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 50.1 45.9 54.3 2

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

References

French, 1943; Holm, 1971

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:38

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