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Calotropis (Calotropis procera), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 14.6 3.0 12.4 18.0 3
Crude protein % DM 16.2 1.9 13.4 20.9 18
Crude fibre % DM 18.0 3.5 14.1 27.0 13
NDF % DM 27.2 4.3 21.1 38.6 15
ADF % DM 25.1 3.2 20.7 34.4 19
Lignin % DM 7.6 1.7 4.6 10.4 18
Ether extract % DM 6.7 2.3 3.9 12.5 15
Ash % DM 20.0 2.4 15.1 25.2 17
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.9 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 21.5 6.0 8.3 27.8 10
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.6 1.0 1.5 4.3 10
Potassium g/kg DM 28.6 6.9 18.9 38.3 7
Sodium g/kg DM 13.1 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 8.8 1.7 6.8 12.4 7
Manganese mg/kg DM 413 1
Zinc mg/kg DM 48 1
Copper mg/kg DM 11 1
 
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 0.1 0.3 0.0 1.0 10
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 0.0 0.0 0.0 2

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Nsahlai et al., 1999

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:30

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