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Brachiaria (Brachiaria lata), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 41.2 19.5 20.3 79 9  
Crude protein % DM 7.5 5.1 2 14.5 10  
Crude fibre % DM 33.1 3.9 26.5 38.6 11  
Ether extract % DM 2.3   2 2.7 3  
Ash % DM 11.4 1.9 9.3 15.9 13  
Insoluble ash % DM 5   0.4 8.2 3  
Neutral detergent fibre % DM 68.3         *
Acid detergent fibre % DM 38.7 1.9 35 40.5 6 *
Lignin % DM 5.1 1 3.2 5.5 6 *
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.6         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 5.3 1.1 3.9 7.2 9  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 4.1 2.7 1.6 9.1 12  
Magnesium g/kg DM 4.8   4.2 6 3  
Potassium g/kg DM 31.7 7.3 21 44 9  
Sodium g/kg DM 0.04       1  
Manganese mg/kg DM 64       1  
Zinc mg/kg DM 31       1  
Copper mg/kg DM 5       1  
Iron mg/kg DM 434       1  
               
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.2         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.3         *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 57.8         *
OM digestibility, ruminants % 60.4         *

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

References

Abusuwar et al., 2010; CIRAD, 1991; Kaboré-Zoungrana, 1995

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