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Sour clover (Melilotus indicus), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 22.8 7.3 13.5 31.0 4  
Crude protein % DM 18.0 3.8 13.7 27.7 19  
Crude fibre % DM 30.8   29.4 32.2 2  
NDF % DM 51.2 10.3 25.4 60.0 17  
ADF % DM 36.3 6.6 21.3 45.9 17  
Lignin % DM 9.2 2.4 3.7 12.9 15  
Ether extract % DM 2.0   1.7 2.3 2  
Ash % DM 11.5   9.9 13.1 2  
Water-soluble carbohydrates % DM 6.2   5.4 7.0 2  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.1         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 21.5 6.9 10.0 30.0 14  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.7 0.7 2.6 4.7 14  
Potassium g/kg DM 10.0 1.8 7.3 12.0 13  
Sodium g/kg DM 3.0 0.6 2.2 4.4 13  
Magnesium g/kg DM 5.2 0.7 4.4 6.9 13  
Manganese mg/kg DM 77 10 62 93 13  
Zinc mg/kg DM 27 7 16 43 13  
Copper mg/kg DM 17 4 11 28 13  
Iron mg/kg DM 379 70 288 539 13  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Coumarin mg/kg DM 2345 1002 1110 5100 15  
               
In vitro digestibility and solubility Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
DM digestibility, pepsin % 65.3 5.9 59.9 84.3 15  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 70.3       1  
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 67.2         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.2         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.6         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 81.6       1  

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

References

Fulkerson et al., 2007; Gupta et al., 1980; Gupta et al., 1980; Lander et al., 1936; Naik et al., 1998

Last updated on 14/12/2013 18:20:45

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