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Table 1 Different types of experimental feeds and their chemical composition and energy content

From: Impacts of prenatal nutrition on animal production and performance: a focus on growth and metabolic and endocrine function in sheep

Feeds DM, % Ash, % of DM aNDF, % of DM ADF, % of DM ADL, % of DM CP, % of DM Cfat, % of DM DE, MJ/ kg DM
Sheep diet during late gestation
 Hay 91.4 5.6 47.7 27 3.1 20.8 4.8 13.7
 Barley 89.0 2.3 14 6 1.1 12.5 3.1 17.1
 Concentrate 87.7 7.7 25.8 18 2.8 15.3 3.8 12.8
Lamb diet during early postnatal life until puberty
 Hay 93.1 6.8 50.4 32.3 3.5 19.1 3.7 13.5
 Maize 89.5 0.6 4.1 <5 0.9 8.5 1.9 16.3
 Milk powder 95.6 7.1 - - - 22.5 23.6 19.2
 Cream 42.9 0.8 - - - 4.3 38.0 30.5
  1. These are the types of feeds used in diets for experimental animals in the Copenhagen sheep model; the table was obtained from Khanal et al., 2014 [10] with modifications. DM, dry matter; aNDF, amylase-treated neutral detergent fiber; ADF, acid detergent fiber; ADL, acid detergent lignin; CP, crude protein; Cfat, crude fat; DE, digestible energy