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Table 1 Chemical analysis and cell wall constituents of different ingredients used in ration formulation

From: Nutritional impact of partial or complete replacement of soybean meal by sesame (Sesamum indicum) meal in lambs rations

Item Yellow corn Soybean meal Sesame meal Berseem hay Wheat bran
Moisture 9.36 7.03 9.83 9.90 9.52
Chemical analysis (%) on DM basis
 Organic matter (OM) 98.31 95.79 91.79 91.00 88.02
 Crude protein (CP) 9.05 44.00 36.12 15.50 13.91
 Crude fiber (CF) 4.23 4.86 3.28 26.15 10.36
 Ether extract (EE) 4.21 0.65 5.43 2.95 2.66
 Nitrogen-free extract (NFE) 80.82 46.28 46.96 46.40 61.09
 Ash 1.69 4.21 8.21 9.00 11.98
Cell wall constituents
 Neutral detergent fiber (NDF) 35.11 34.72 39.35 51.33 44.21
  Acid detergent fiber (ADF) 20.34 24.18 25.41 30.16 31.88
Acid detergent lignin (ADL) 2.20 3.36 3.82 4.92 3.65
 Hemicellulose 14.77 10.54 13.94 21.17 12.33
 Cellulose 18.14 20.82 21.59 25.24 28.23
 Non-fibrous carbohydrates (NFC) 49.94 16.42 10.89 21.22 27.24
 Gross energy (kcal/kg DM) 4437 4669 4636 4164 4001
  Digestible energy (kcal/kg DM) 3372 3548 3523 3165 3041