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Babul (Acacia nilotica), seeds

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 93.5 1.3 91.9 94.9 4
Crude protein % DM 20.4 3.9 15.8 28.3 8
Crude fibre % DM 19.4 3.8 16.6 24.8 4
NDF % DM 37.2 6.0 30.6 45.7 7
ADF % DM 29.3 4.0 24.9 36.1 7
Lignin % DM 4.2 2.0 1.5 7.6 6
Ether extract % DM 4.2 1.9 1.6 7.0 6
Ash % DM 5.7 1.0 4.0 6.9 7
Starch (polarimetry) % DM 1.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.2 18.1 19.9 2 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 7.9 2.3 5.5 10.0 3
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.4 0.5 3.0 4.0 3
Potassium g/kg DM 10.9 1.2 9.6 12.1 3
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.5 0.0 2.5 2.5 3
Manganese mg/kg DM 44 1
Zinc mg/kg DM 44 1
Copper mg/kg DM 26 1
 
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Alanine % protein 3.3 3.3 3.4 2
Arginine % protein 7.7 6.6 8.8 2
Aspartic acid % protein 8.9 8.3 9.4 2
Cystine % protein 8.7 1
Glutamic acid % protein 11.8 11.2 12.3 2
Glycine % protein 5.9 1
Histidine % protein 3.6 2.6 4.7 2
Isoleucine % protein 2.8 2.6 2.9 2
Leucine % protein 6.1 5.7 6.5 2
Lysine % protein 5.7 4.6 6.8 2
Methionine % protein 2.4 0.2 4.6 2
Phenylalanine % protein 3.0 2.9 3.0 2
Proline % protein 4.6 4.2 5.0 2
Serine % protein 3.5 2.0 4.9 2
Threonine % protein 2.3 1.9 2.7 2
Tyrosine % protein 1.9 1.2 2.6 2
Valine % protein 3.4 2.8 4.0 2
 
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 3.9 1.7 2.7 5.8 3
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 1.6 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 70.0
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 68.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 13.1 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.5 *

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

References

Barman et al., 2006; CIRAD, 1991; Kumaresan et al., 1984; Mlambo et al., 2008; Ngwa et al., 2002; Tanner et al., 1990

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:42

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