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Table 3 Chemical composition of garlic stalk and rice straw

From: Yield survey and nutritional evaluation of garlic stalk for ruminant feed

Item, % of DM Garlic stalk Rice straw SE P-value
Dry matter, % 84.6 70.0 2.71 <0.001
Crude protein (CP) 5.5 4.0 0.53 0.018
Acid detergent insoluble CP, % of CP 35.3 29.6 4.52 0.385
Ether extract 1.5 0.9 0.15 0.006
Neutral detergent fiber (NDF) 54.9 70.6 1.48 <0.001
Acid detergent fiber 54.6 44.3 1.38 <0.001
Hemicellulose 0.3 26.3 2.40 <0.001
Ash 13.8 11.9 2.01 <0.001
Lignin 3.8 5.1 0.12 <0.001
Non-fiber carbohydratesa 24.3 12.7 2.09 <0.001
  1. aCalculated as 100 − [CP + NDF + ether extract + ash]