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Table 4 Formulation, chemical composition, cell wall constituents and gross energy of the experimental concentrate feed mixtures

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

Item Concentrate feed mixtures
SBM BCSM CSM SSM
Formulation (%)
Yellow corn 50 50 50 50
Soybean seed meal 16
Black cumin seed meal 23
Cottonseed meal 28
Sesame seed meal 21.5
Wheat bran 31 24 19 25.5
Limestone 2 2 2 2
Common salt 1 1 1 1
Total 100 100 100 100
Chemical composition, % on DM basis
Moisture (%) 10.00 9.77 10.29 9.26
OM 94.89 95.23 93.89 93.16
CP 14.03 13.99 14.06 14.10
CF 10.40 11.30 12.84 11.20
EE 3.11 6.84 4.61 5.66
NFE 67.35 63.10 62.38 62.20
Ash 5.11 4.77 6.11 6.84
Cell wall constituents,% on DM basis
NDF 35.76 36.35 37.36 36.28
ADF 18.92 19.74 21.14 19.65
*Gross energy, kcal/kg DM 4312 4521 4349 4375
  1. *Gross energy (kcal/kg DM) was calculated according to Blaxter (1968), where each g of crude protein (CP) = 5.65 kcal, each g of EE = 9.40 kcal, each g of CF and NFE = 4.15 kcal
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