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Elephant grass (Pennisetum purpureum), silage

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 19.5 6.1 9.1 25.9 8  
Crude protein % DM 6.5 2.1 4.2 10.5 10  
Crude fibre % DM 37.0 4.5 29.7 42.7 6  
NDF % DM 72.6 20.1 42.7 77.7 3 *
ADF % DM 43.6 10.6 28.0 52.0 4 *
Lignin % DM 6.2         *
Ether extract % DM 1.8 0.9 0.9 3.8 9  
Ash % DM 12.6 2.6 9.0 15.7 10  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.4         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 2.5 1.3 1.2 3.8 3  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.6 1.9 1.5 4.9 3  
Potassium g/kg DM 36.4 6.1 29.5 41.2 3  
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.3 0.5 1.8 2.7 3  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 57.9         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 53.7         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.3         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.5         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 62.0       1  
a (N) % 48.8       1  
b (N) % 12.9       1  
c (N) h-1 0.068       1  
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=4%) % 57         *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 56         *

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

References

Chizzotti et al., 2005; CIRAD, 1991; Elliott, 1956; Marcondes et al., 2009; Rêgo et al., 2010; Tuah et al., 1974; Xandé et al., 1989

Last updated on 22/01/2015 17:43:20

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