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Table 1 Ingredients (% as fed basis) and chemical composition (g/100 g) of the concentrates used in the experimental diets (by Cobellis et al. [8])

From: Dietary supplementation of Rosmarinus officinalis L. leaves in sheep affects the abundance of rumen methanogens and other microbial populations

Item Diet
 Ingredients CTR RL pellet RL EO
  Wheat bran 40.00 30.00 39.00 39.30
  Wheat flour middlings 17.80 24.30 17.35 17.49
  Corn grain 10.00 10.00 9.75 9.82
  Sunflower meal 14.90 14.90 14.53 14.64
  Soybean meal 5.00 6.00 4.87 4.91
  Calcium carbonate 4.20 4.20 4.09 4.13
  Dehydrated alfalfa meal 3.50 3.50 3.41 3.44
  Beet protein concentrate 2.00 2.00 1.95 1.96
  Sugar cane molasses 2.00 2.00 1.95 1.96
  Vitamin-mineral supplement1 0.60 0.60 0.60 0.60
  Rosemary leaves - 2.50 2.50 -
  Rosemary essential oil - - - 1.75
 Chemical composition     
   Analysed     
  Dry matter 92.88 92.78 92.84 92.96
  Crude protein 18.40 18.44 18.09 18.08
  Crude fat 3.08 3.21 3.12 3.05
  Ash 9.84 9.98 9.79 11.24
  NDF 29.65 29.52 29.79 29.13
  ADF 10.65 11.17 10.99 10.47
  Lignin sa 3.14 2.99 3.38 3.08
  Ca 0.80 0.70 0.79 0.79
  P 0.75 0.68 0.75 0.74
  Na 0.28 0.27 0.27 0.28
   Calculated     
  Lys 0.70 0.71 0.68 0.69
  Met 0.29 0.29 0.28 0.28
  Met + Cys 0.58 0.58 0.56 0.57
  Choline 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.14
  1. 1Supplied per kilogram of diet: Vitamin A, 18,000 I.U. (retinol); Vitamin D3, 2,100 I.U.; Vitamin E, 21 mg (α-tocopheryl acetate); Fe, 29 mg; Co, 0.75 mg; Mn, 39 mg; Zn, 150 mg; Se, 0.06 mg. CTR: control; RL pellet: CTR plus 10 g/d of dried and ground rosemary leaves pelleted into concentrate; RL: CTR plus 10 g/d of dried and ground rosemary leaves; EO: CTR plus 7 g/d of rosemary essential oil adsorbed on an inert support