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Nigeria grass (Pennisetum pedicellatum), aerial part, dry

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 93.0 3.1 86.6 97.2 11
Crude protein % DM 4.0 2.3 1.7 8.5 11
Crude fibre % DM 44.2 4.0 37.0 49.5 11
NDF % DM 78.8 4.1 72.3 82.2 5 *
ADF % DM 50.9 5.0 42.2 54.7 5 *
Lignin % DM 7.8 1.7 5.8 10.0 5 *
Ether extract % DM 1.1 0.4 0.5 1.8 10
Ash % DM 8.6 1.6 5.9 10.9 11
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.1 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 3.0 1.6 1.2 6.0 10
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.9 1.3 0.4 3.6 10
Potassium g/kg DM 19.7 4.0 15.5 26.3 6
Sodium g/kg DM 0.1 0.0 0.2 2
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.7 1.2 1.3 4.7 6
Manganese mg/kg DM 76 35 38 106 3
Zinc mg/kg DM 47 49 11 102 3
Copper mg/kg DM 5 2 3 7 3
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 48.3 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 45.0 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.1 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 6.6 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 46.0 1

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Richard et al., 1989

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:33

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