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Table 2 Ingredients and chemical composition of experimental diets

From: Effects of fumaric acid supplementation on methane production and rumen fermentation in goats fed diets varying in forage and concentrate particle size

Items Treatment diet
Low-Fps:Cps High-Fps:Cps
Ingredients, g/kg DM
 Crushed corn 370
 Ground corn 370
 Chopped alfalfa hay 230
 Ground alfalfa hay 230
 Corn silage 263 263
 Cottonseed meal 40 40
 Soybean meal 85 85
 Premixa 5 5
 CaHPO4 2.5 2.5
 Salt 5 5
Particle, % of DM retained on sieve
 19.0 mm 14.8 19.8
 8.0 mm 24.6 21.8
 1.18 mm 39.0 27.4
 Pan 21.6 31.0
Nutrient composition, % of DM
 DM 52.2 52.2
 Crude protein 14.2 14.3
 NDF 38.3 38.5
 ADF 21.3 21.0
 Starch 25.1 25.0
 RDS 15.3 17.5
 peNDF1.18 23.4 25.5
 peNDF1.18/RDS 1.53 1.46
  1. peNDF physically effective neutral detergent fiber, RDS rumen degradable starch, Fps:Cps ratio of forage particle size: concentrate particle size
  2. aPremix (per kg) contains: Cu 370 mg, Fe 2200 mg, Zn 1800 mg, Mn 800 mg, I 30 mg, Se 30 mg, Co 50 mg, Vitamin A 200 kIU, Vitamin D3 4500 IU, Vitamin E 6500 IU, Vitamin K3 45 mg, Vitamin B1 40 mg, Vitamin B12 1 mg, Nicotinic acid 1,000 mg and Pantothenic acid 700 mg