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Table 1 Chemical composition of feedstuffs fed to sheepa

From: Effect of feeding mixed microbial culture fortified with trace minerals on ruminal fermentation, nutrient digestibility, nitrogen and trace mineral balance in Sheep

Item Concentrate mix Rye straw TMCb
Dry matter, % 88.0 87.5 81.7
Organic matter, % 91.8 92.8 68.6
Ether extract, % 2.8 0.2 0.2
Crude protein, % 17.4 3.1 16.1
Neutral detergent fiber, % 31.5 72.5 23.4
Acid detergent fiber, % 16.2 45.7 12.3
Crude fiber, % 11.0 36.5 7.0
Nitrogen free extracts, % 60.7 53.0 45.3
Crude ash, % 8.2 7.2 31.4
Ca, % 1.14 0.26 0.90
P, % 0.58 0.10 0.23
Trace mineral, ppm
 Zn 83.5 9.8 1,149.5
 Cu 21.3 4.1 410.1
 Co 0.02 0.01 3.59
 Fe 884.3 65.9 4,230.5
 Mn 130.9 47.0 233.3
 Mo 0.29 0.23 ndc
  1. aOn a dry matter basis
  2. bTMC = trace mineral-fortified microbial culture
  3. c nd = not detected