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Para grass (Brachiaria mutica), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 27.7 8.9 11.1 56.8 283  
Crude protein % DM 8.4 3.8 3.5 21.4 325  
Crude fibre % DM 35.5 3.4 25.7 43.5 329  
Ether extract % DM 1.7 0.7 0.5 4.5 303  
Ash % DM 9.7 2.3 4.9 17 333  
Insoluble ash % DM 4.1 1.8 0.6 14.6 279  
Neutral detergent fibre % DM 72.3 5.6 56.8 86.2 44 *
Acid detergent fibre % DM 41.7 5.9 30.5 58.1 48 *
Lignin % DM 5.9 1.4 3 10 38 *
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18 0.4 17.3 19 27 *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 3.4 1 0.6 7.5 310  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.4 1.1 0.6 6.3 314  
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.5 0.8 0.4 5.8 272  
Potassium g/kg DM 18.4 8.2 2.2 45.4 286  
Sodium g/kg DM 3.63 2.57 0.02 9.14 43  
Manganese mg/kg DM 180 97 31 489 60  
Zinc mg/kg DM 57 79 24 644 61  
Copper mg/kg DM 10 7 3 52 61  
Iron mg/kg DM 1493   250 3913 3  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 10       1  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.6       1 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.8         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 54       1 *
OM digestibility, ruminants % 56 10 39 77 13 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 52 16 26 74 13  

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

References

Aumont et al., 1991; Bhannasiri, 1970; Butterworth, 1963; Campos et al., 2010; CIRAD, 1991; Dirven, 1962; FUSAGx/CRAW, 2009; Gowda et al., 2004; Gowda et al., 2005; Ho Quang Do et al., 2002; Holm, 1971; Kavita Sharma et al., 2006; Loosli et al., 1954; Murthy et al., 2013; Nasrullah et al., 2003; Nguyen Van Thu et al., 2009; Pozy et al., 1996; Prasad et al., 2005; Richard et al., 1989; Singh et al., 1992; Telford et al., 1947

Last updated on 24/11/2017 00:02:03

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