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Table 1 Chemical composition, cell wall constituents and gross energy of the experimental protein sources

From: Effect of different dietary protein sources on digestibility and growth performance parameters in lambs

Item Protein sources
Soybean meal Black cumin seed meal Cotton seed meal Sesame seed meal
(SBM) (BCSM) (CSM) (SSM)
Moisture 10.15 8.63 9.62 8.92
Components, % on DM basis
Organic matter (OM) 92.55 92.47 94.49 91.86
Crude protein (CP) 44.5 30.09 26.24 30.66
Crude fiber (CF) 7.33 10.21 29.92 9.6
Ether extract (EE) 5.01 21.08 8.39 15.9
Nitrogen free extract (NFE) 35.71 31.09 29.94 35.7
Ash 7.45 7.53 5.51 8.14
Cell wall constituents, % on DM basis
Neutral detergent fiber (NDF) 33.74 35.63 48.58 35.23
Acid detergent fiber (ADF) 16.12 18.74 36.72 18.19
*Gross energy, kcal/kg DM 4771 5396 4756 5107
  1. *Gross energy (kcal/kg DM) was calculated according to Blaxter (1968), where each g of C p = 5.65 kcal, each g of EE = 9.40 kcal, each g of CF and NFE = 4.15 kcal
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