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Table 2 Nutrient composition of alfalfa hay and corn stover used in the experimental diets

From: Effects of the dietary nonfiber carbohydrate content on lactation performance, rumen fermentation, and nitrogen utilization in mid-lactation dairy cows receiving corn stover

Items, % of DM Alfalfa hay Corn stover
Dry matter 90.0 ± 0.56 90.8 ± 0.51
Crude protein 15.1 ± 1.26 6.3 ± 0.36
Crude ash 8.4 ± 1.25 9.7 ± 0.04
Ether extracts 2.2 ± 0.62 1.1 ± 0.59
Neutral detergent fiber 52.1 ± 2.74 74.4 ± 3.39
Acid detergent fiber 37.0 ± 4.41 42.6 ± 1.62
Non-fiber carbohydratea 22.2 ± 1.23 8.5 ± 3.67
  1. aNon-fiber carbohydrate = 100 – % neutral detergent fiber − % crude protein − % ether extract − % ash