Table 3

Ration nutrient composition on an as fed and dry matter basis
NUTRIENT COMPOSITION
AS FED DRY
NEm Megcal/CWT. 83.10 95.23
NEg Megcal/CWT. 54.62 62.59
TDN% 76.46 87.62
Fat 4.61 5.29
Crude Fiber 4.18 4.79
ADF 5.61 6.43
NDF 12.84 14.71
eNDF 26.56 30.43
Crude Protein% 13.65 15.64
Potassium% 0.60 0.69
Calcium% 0.33 0.38
Phosphorus% 0.35 0.40
Magnesium% 0.14 0.16
Sulfur% 0.24 0.28
Cobalt ppm 0.06 0.07
Copper ppm 5.94 6.8
Iron ppm 50.64 58.0
Manganese ppm 20.75 23.8
Selenium ppm 0.14 0.17
Zinc ppm 309.55 354.7

NEm Megcal/CWT –Megcal of Net Energy for Maintenance (NEm) available per 100 lb (CWT) of feed; NEm Megcal/CWT – Megcal of Net Energy for Maintenance (NEm) available per 100 lb of feed; TDN - Total Digestible Nutrients; ADF - Acid Detergent Fiber; NDF – Neutral Detergent Fiber; eNDF – Effective NDF; ppm – parts per million.

Coetzee et al.

Coetzee et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:153   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-153

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