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Nigeria grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 26.3 10.9 15.3 45.0 18
Crude protein % DM 6.5 2.1 2.3 11.4 67
Crude fibre % DM 40.9 3.2 33.0 47.1 67
NDF % DM 75.8 2.4 70.7 79.4 28 *
ADF % DM 47.4 2.8 41.5 51.9 38 *
Lignin % DM 7.0 0.8 5.6 9.2 38 *
Ether extract % DM 1.5 0.4 0.9 2.4 53
Ash % DM 9.5 2.3 6.0 13.7 67
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.1 0.2 18.1 19.1 4 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 3.6 1.0 1.8 6.0 65
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.8 1.0 0.9 4.4 65
Potassium g/kg DM 18.8 7.3 11.6 43.1 49
Sodium g/kg DM 0.8 0.7 0.0 2.1 14
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.9 0.6 1.8 4.1 49
Manganese mg/kg DM 63 43 29 182 14
Zinc mg/kg DM 40 15 14 76 14
Copper mg/kg DM 5 2 2 9 14
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 55.8 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 53.4 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.6 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.8 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 47.3 1

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

References

Bartha, 1970; Blair Ralns, 1963; CIRAD, 1991

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:40

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