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Table 3 Chemical analysis of the experimental total mixed ration

From: Mango (Mangifera indica) seed kernels as untraditional source of energy in Rahmani sheep rations

IngredientsMango seed kernel (MSK)
02550
Moisture9.048.988.90
Chemical analysis (%) on DM basis
Organic matter89.8589.7989.73
Crude protein14.5214.5214.52
Crude fiber17.0017.0417.07
Ether extract4.074.434.79
Nitrogen-free extract54.2653.8053.35
Ash10.1510.2110.27
Gross energy (kcal/kg DM)416041774193
Digestible energy (kcal/kg DM)316231753187
Neutral detergent fiber (NDF)40.0940.1240.14
Non-fibrous carbohydrates (NFC)31.1730.7230.28
  1. Experimental total mixed ration composed of 50% CFM + 50% PVH
  2. 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 and NFE) = 4.15 kcal.
  3. DE (Kcal/kg DM): calculated according to NRC (1977). Using the following equation: DE = GE × 0.76.
  4. Neutral detergent fiber (NDF) was calculated according to (Cheeke 1987). Using the following equation:
  5. NDF = 28.924 + 0.657 (CF %).
  6. NFC: Non-fibrous carbohydrates, calculated according to Calsamiglia et al. (1995) using the following equation:
  7. NFC = 100 – {CP + EE + Ash + NDF}