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Table 6 Chemical composition of dietsa (as-fed basis)

From: Methodologies on estimating the energy requirements for maintenance and determining the net energy contents of feed ingredients in swine: a review of recent work

Chemical composition Minimum Maximum Mean
Dry matter 85.96 90.11 87.94
Crude protein 6.87 23.79 16.59
Neutral detergent fiber 8.52 24.33 14.33
Acid detergent fiber 1.56 9.59 4.52
Ether extract 2.18 5.52 3.05
Starch 31.57 63.10 43.07
Ash 2.97 5.91 4.43
Gross energy 15.48 16.90 16.12
  1. aIncludes 6 experiments with 34 diets and 26 ingredients