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Desert grass (Panicum turgidum), aerial part, fresh

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Dry matter % as fed 44.9 14.6 20.3 69.8 52  
Crude protein % DM 6.2 3.4 1.9 16.4 52  
Crude fibre % DM 40.6 2.9 34.2 46.1 48  
Neutral detergent fibre % DM 74.9 8.5 55 77.9 5 *
Acid detergent fibre % DM 46.6 9.2 22 47.9 5 *
Lignin % DM 6.8 3.6 3.5 12.2 5 *
Ether extract % DM 1.9 0.4 1 2.7 37  
Ash % DM 7.8 1.9 5.3 13.5 52  
Insoluble ash % DM 3.2 2 1.2 9.8 37  
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.4         *
               
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Calcium g/kg DM 5 2 2.1 11.5 40  
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.9 1.1 0.1 5.1 40  
Potassium g/kg DM 13.4 7.3 1.1 31 36  
Sodium g/kg DM 1.22       1  
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.8 1.2 1.5 6.3 34  
Manganese mg/kg DM 57 34 8 114 15  
Zinc mg/kg DM 19 8 8 34 15  
Copper mg/kg DM 3 2 0.4 8 15  
               
Ruminants nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
OM digestibility, ruminants % 52.6       1 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 50.2         *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.3         *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.5         *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 26.3         *
Dry matter degradability (effective, k=6%) % 25       1 *
Dry matter degradability (effective, k=4%) % 28         *
a (DM) % 13       1  
b (DM) % 37       1  
c (DM) h-1 0.028       1  
               
Rabbit nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb  
Energy digestibility, rabbit % 31.9         *
DE rabbit MJ/kg DM 5.9         *
MEn rabbit MJ/kg DM 5.7         *
Nitrogen digestibility, rabbit % 51.2         *

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

References

Abideen et al., 2011; CIRAD, 1991; Khan et al., 2009; Rafay et al., 2013; Rahim et al., 2008; Sultan et al., 2007; Susmel et al., 1995

Last updated on 03/11/2019 22:25:23

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