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Swamp rice grass (Leersia hexandra), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 35.2 5.9 30.0 42.8 4
Crude protein % DM 9.5 3.3 5.8 13.2 5
Crude fibre % DM 30.8 3.8 25.6 35.4 5
NDF % DM 66.2 *
ADF % DM 36.2 *
Lignin % DM 4.5 *
Ether extract % DM 2.1 0.6 1.7 3.3 5
Ash % DM 12.8 3.1 10.1 16.7 5
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.4 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 2.9 0.6 2.5 3.5 3
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.3 0.3 0.9 1.5 3
Potassium g/kg DM 17.8 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.3 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 66.1 55.3 67.6 2 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 63.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.9 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 54.7 40.0 69.3 2

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; French, 1943; Talapatra, 1950

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:12

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