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Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum), hay

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 89.3 6.8 79.2 98.3 8  
Crude protein % DM 10.3 3.3 5.5 15.1 18  
Crude fibre % DM 35.6 2.7 34.5 40.3 4 *
NDF % DM 71.1 5.5 60.8 79.1 16 *
ADF % DM 41.9 6.2 33.0 50.2 16 *
Lignin % DM 5.8 2.7 4.1 12.9 15 *
Ether extract % DM 1.9 0.5 1.3 2.5 7  
Ash % DM 10.9 2.0 5.3 13.2 18  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.9         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 2.8 0.2 2.5 2.9 3  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.3 0.4 1.8 2.6 3  
Potassium g/kg DM 26.7 13.7 13.6 40.9 3  
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.6 0.5 1.3 2.2 3  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 58.7 9.0 44.5 72.4 13 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 55.3         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.9         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.9         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 59.4 10.2 40.7 73.2 7  
a (N) % 20.9       1  
b (N) % 60.8       1  
c (N) h-1 0.024       1  
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=4%) % 44         *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 38         *

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

References

Aguiar et al., 2006; Aguiar et al., 2006; Anele et al., 2011; Chiou et al., 1995; CIRAD, 1991; Flores et al., 1993; Kozloski et al., 2003; Sarwar et al., 1999; Schnaider et al., 2014; Van Wyk et al., 1951; Zetina-Cordoba et al., 2012

Last updated on 22/01/2015 17:45:08

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