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Nigeria grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum), silage

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 32.9 1
Crude protein % DM 6.7 2.2 5.1 9.3 3
Crude fibre % DM 36.5 6.9 28.6 40.8 3
NDF % DM 71.6 *
ADF % DM 42.5 *
Lignin % DM 5.9 *
Ether extract % DM 1.3 0.8 1.9 2
Ash % DM 15.5 5.4 11.3 21.6 3
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 2.8 2.1 3.4 2
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.1 1.6 2.5 2
Potassium g/kg DM 23.1 21.2 25.0 2
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.9 1.8 2.0 2
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 58.6 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 54.4 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.1 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.3 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 47.4 1

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

References

Blair Ralns, 1963; CIRAD, 1991

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

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