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Birdsfoot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), aerial part, hay

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 91.2 2.8 87.3 94.2 5  
Crude protein % DM 19.2 2.3 15.0 23.3 16  
Crude fibre % DM 30.4   24.5 36.3 2  
NDF % DM 41.1 8.4 33.6 61.0 16  
ADF % DM 33.9 5.5 27.5 46.2 16  
Lignin % DM 9.6 1.1 8.4 11.7 12  
Ether extract % DM 1.7   1.6 1.8 2  
Ash % DM 11.0 2.6 8.4 15.1 6  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.2         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 13.4   13.1 13.6 2  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.7   1.7 3.7 2  
Potassium g/kg DM 34.0       1  
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.8       1  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 17.2 6.4 7.7 27.7 13  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 61.0 4.7 60.8 69.3 3 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 57.5         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.5         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.2         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 69.7 6.9 62.8 76.5 3  
a (N) % 52.7 2.4 48.2 56.1 10  
b (N) % 41.6 2.0 38.9 45.0 10  
c (N) h-1 0.135 0.015 0.115 0.158 10  
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=4%) % 85         *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 82         *

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

References

Alibes et al., 1990; Arrigo, 2012; Coblentz et al., 2013; Kraiem et al., 1990; Kraiem et al., 1990; Williams et al., 2011

Last updated on 19/12/2014 11:58:45

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