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African locust bean (Parkia spp.), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 56.8 5.4 47.8 63.8 6  
Crude protein % DM 12 2.1 8.6 17.7 27  
Crude fibre % DM 44.8         *
Ether extract % DM 3.9 1.3 2.2 6.2 10  
Ash % DM 5.8 1.1 4 8 25  
Insoluble ash % DM 2   1.7 2.4 2  
Neutral detergent fibre % DM 61.9 5.8 46.3 75.7 23  
Acid detergent fibre % DM 54.3 7.7 36 68 25  
Lignin % DM 33.2 5.6 22 46.1 23  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.8         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 11.6 4.9 6.3 17.6 5  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 0.9 0.3 0.5 1.2 5  
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.9   2.1 3.7 3  
Potassium g/kg DM 5.7   2.4 9.2 3  
               
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 60 40 5 100 6  
Tanins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 0.15   0.1 0.2 2  
               
In vitro digestibility and solubility Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
In vitro DM digestibility (pepsin-cellulase) % 28 4 24 38 19  
In vitro OM digestibility (pepsin-cellulase) % 25 4 19 35 19  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 6         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 4.8         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 31         *
OM digestibility, ruminants % 32         *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 23   19 30 2 *
a (N) % 18   18 18 2  
b (N) % 47   34 60 2  
c (N) h-1 0.008   0.001 0.016 2  
Dry matter degradability (effective, k=6%) % 38   28 47 2 *
a (DM) % 28   14 42 2  
b (DM) % 46   43 48 2  
c (DM) h-1 0.016   0.007 0.024 2  

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Larbi et al., 1998

Last updated on 20/12/2017 16:02:01

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