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Para grass (Brachiaria mutica), hay

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 85 8.3 60.2 96.8 24  
Crude protein % DM 7.5 3 3.2 15 23  
Crude fibre % DM 33.6 3.1 30 43 23  
Ether extract % DM 1.8 0.3 0.9 2.4 23  
Ash % DM 11 2.3 7.2 18.2 23  
Insoluble ash % DM 5.8 5.9 0.9 14.2 6  
Neutral detergent fibre % DM 70.6       2 *
Acid detergent fibre % DM 39.5       2 *
Lignin % DM 5.4   5.3 7.7 2 *
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.6       2 *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 3.2 1.6 1 6.3 12  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.5 1.3 1.4 5.7 15  
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.1 0.7 1.4 3.6 7  
Potassium g/kg DM 14.1 9 4.7 34.4 14  
Sodium g/kg DM 3.11 3.05 0.82 8.21 8  
Manganese mg/kg DM 117   94 140 2  
Zinc mg/kg DM 84   65 102 2  
Copper mg/kg DM 12   11 12 2  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.2         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 6.7         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 47         *
OM digestibility, ruminants % 50   49 51 2 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 43   35 50 4  

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

References

Chandrasekaran et al., 1989; CIRAD, 1991; Holm, 1971; Holm, 1971; Serra et al., 1996

Last updated on 24/11/2017 00:01:21

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