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Swaziland finger grass (Digitaria swazilandensis), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 23.5 5.4 15.7 33.9 13
Crude protein % DM 9.9 3.0 4.9 14.7 19
Crude fibre % DM 26.9 3.7 20.4 32.2 13
NDF % DM 62.5 1.6 62.5 67.1 5 *
ADF % DM 31.9 2.5 28.4 39.1 18 *
Lignin % DM 3.6 0.8 3.6 6.6 6 *
Ether extract % DM 1.9 1
Ash % DM 8.9 2.2 5.2 11.7 19
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.9 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 5.0 1.9 2.7 8.2 6
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.7 1.2 1.6 4.6 6
Potassium g/kg DM 13.8 7.0 6.9 25.4 6
Sodium g/kg DM 1.1 0.8 1.5 2
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.2 1.0 1.8 4.4 6
Manganese mg/kg DM 95 75 115 2
Zinc mg/kg DM 26 20 32 2
Copper mg/kg DM 5 5 6 2
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 69.8 3.4 58.0 69.8 6 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 66.7 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.7 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 64.5 7.4 55.0 75.0 6

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

References

Aumont et al., 1991; CIRAD, 1991; INFIC, 1978; Xandé et al., 1989

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

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