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Sicklebush (Dichrostachys cinerea), pods, dry

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 93.0 2.2 90.0 94.9 4  
Crude protein % DM 13.5 2.9 10.8 17.8 6  
Crude fibre % DM 23.4 3.4 19.2 26.6 4  
NDF % DM 47.0 16.3 32.3 64.6 3  
ADF % DM 26.3   25.6 26.9 2  
Lignin % DM 8.0   7.7 8.4 2  
Ether extract % DM 2.2 2.1 0.9 5.4 4  
Ash % DM 5.9 0.8 5.4 7.2 4  
Starch (polarimetry) % DM 1.3       1  
Water-soluble carbohydrates % DM 2.1       1  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.5         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 7.4 2.1 5.1 9.2 3  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.8 0.5 1.2 2.1 3  
Potassium g/kg DM 19.1       1  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.1       1  
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.6       1  
Manganese mg/kg DM 23       1  
Zinc mg/kg DM 26       1  
Copper mg/kg DM 7       1  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 60.5       1  
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 57.9         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.7         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.7         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 37.2       1  

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

References

Blair Ralns, 1963; CIRAD, 1991; French, 1934; Groenewald et al., 1967; Mlambo et al., 2008; Ndlovu et al., 1995

Last updated on 09/01/2015 11:43:01

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