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Table 2 Composition and chemical analysis of rations used in lamb feeding

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

Item (R1) (R2) (R3) Price, L.E/Ton of ingredients
Yellow corn 40.00 34.00 28.00 3000
Soybean meal 16.00 8.00 6250
Sesame meal 8.00 16.00 3125
Berseem hay 24.00 30.00 36.00 1500
Wheat bran 17.00 17.00 17.00 2500
Limestone 1.50 1.50 1.50 100
Vit. & Min. Mixture1 1.00 1.00 1.00 10,000
Sodium chloride 0.50 0.50 0.50 750
Price, L.E/Ton 3090 2750 2420  
Chemical analysis
 Moisture 8.95 9.21 9.46
Chemical analysis (%) on DM basis
 Organic matter (OM) 91.54 90.78 90.03
 Crude protein (CP) 16.74 16.50 16.25
 Crude fiber (CF) 10.51 11.70 12.87
 Ether extract (EE) 2.94 3.25 3.56
 Nitrogen-free extract (NFE) 61.35 59.33 57.35
 Ash 8.46 9.22 9.97
Cell wall constituents
 Neutral detergent fiber (NDF) 39.44 40.79 42.13
 Acid detergent fiber (ADF) 24.67 25.35 26.05
 Acid detergent lignin (ADL) 3.22 3.43 3.62
 Hemicellulose 14.77 15.44 16.08
 Cellulose 21.45 21.92 22.43
 Non-fibrous carbohydrates (NFC) 32.42 30.24 28.09
 Gross energy (kcal/kg DM) 4204 4185 4167
 Digestible energy (kcal/kg DM) 3195 3181 3167
  1. R1 Control ration contained 16% soybean meal (SBM)
  2. R2 Replaced 50% of soybean meal (SBM) by sesame meal (SM)
  3. R3 Replaced 100% of soybean meal (SBM) by sesame meal (SM)
  4. NFC Non-fibrous carbohydrates = 100 − {CP + EE + Ash + NDF} (Calsamiglia et al. 1995) NFC = 100 − {CP + EE + Ash + NDF}
  5. Gross energy (kcal/kg DM) was calculated according to Blaxter (1968). Each g CP = 5.65 kcal, g EE = 9.40 kcal, and g (CF & NFE) = 4.15 kcal
  6. DE (Kcal/kg DM) = GE × 0.76 (NRC 1977)