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Sweet thorn (Acacia karroo), leaves, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 91.3 1.1 90.0 92.0 3
Crude protein % DM 12.3 1.6 10.6 13.6 3
Crude fibre % DM 14.3 11.9 16.7 2
NDF % DM 42.8 29.7 55.9 2
ADF % DM 33.9 21.4 46.5 2
Lignin % DM 12.4 1
Ash % DM 11.0 6.8 15.3 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 21.3 1
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 27.0 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 0.8 1
 
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 4.0 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 81.1 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 77.5 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 16.5 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 13.6 *

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

References

Groenewald et al., 1967; Halimani et al., 2005; Mokoboki et al., 2011

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:13

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