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Table 1 Ingredient proportion and chemical composition of experimental rations

From: Effects of quantitative feed restriction and sex on carcass traits, meat quality and meat lipid profile of Morada Nova lambs

Ingredient Proportion, % of DM
 Tifton 85 grass hay 60.0
 Ground corn grain 32.72
 Soybean meal 6.30
 Dicalcium phosphate 0.06
 Mineral premix a 0.92
Chemical composition, g/kg of DM Total ration Tifton 85 grass hay Ground corn grain Soybean meal
 Dry matter 907.72 913.40 892.40 910.00
 Crude protein 169.32 172.50 102.80 508.80
 Ether extract 30.77 25.57 43.18 19.32
 Ash 61.93 73.40 13.30 65.90
 Neutral detergent fiber 438.65 668.20 112.54 134.63
 NDFap b 418.32 644.85 97.89 110.41
 Acid detergent fiber 201.93 317.54 26.31 102.05
 Non-fiber carbohydrate 319.67 58.30 728.19 273.30
  1. a Composition, 1 kg of premix: Calcium 225 g to 215 g; Phosphor 40 g; Sulfur 15 g; Sodium 50 g; Magnesium 10 g; Cobalt 11 mg; Iodine 34 mg; Manganese 1,800 mg; Selenium 10 mg; Zinc 2,000 mg; Iron 1,250 mg; Copper 120 mg; Fluor 400 mg; Vitamin A 37.5 mg; Vitamin D3 0.5 mg and Vitamin E 800 mg
  2. b Neutral detergent fiber corrected for ash and protein