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Table 1 Ingredient and chemical composition of pelleted concentrates and hay fed to sheep

From: Effects of dietary menthol-rich bioactive lipid compounds on zootechnical traits, blood variables and gastrointestinal function in growing sheep

Item Concentratea Hay
Control PBLC-L PBLC-H  
Ingredient composition, g/kg as-fed
 Corn 305 295 285  
 Barley 305 305 305  
 Soybean meal 348 348 348  
 Molasses 30 30 30  
 Mineral and vitamin premixb 5 5 5  
 Salt 2 2 2  
 Limestone 5 5 5  
 PBLC premixc 0 10 20  
Chemical composition
 Dry matter (DM), g/kg as-fed 914 915 912 923
 Organic matter, g/kg DM 949 950 948 958
 Crude protein, g/kg DM 259 257 259 108
 Ether extract, g/kg DM 30.8 25.1 25.8 9.60
 Neutral detergent fibre, g/kg DM 125 140 152 641
 Acid detergent fibre, g/kg DM 65.4 74.6 70.7 374
 Crude fibre, g/kg DM 48.9 41.7 43.0 332
 Calcium, g/kg DM 5.31 5.36 5.83 3.11
 Phosphorus, g/kg DM 5.09 4.81 4.74 2.08
  1. aControl: without PBLC; PBLC-L: lower dose (133.3 mg/kg) of PBLC; and PBLC-H: higher dose (266.7 mg/kg) of PBLC
  2. bMineral and vitamin premix (Spezialfutter Neuruppin Ltd., Neuruppin, Germany), containing per kilogram dry matter: 160 g calcium, 40 g phosphorus, 100 g sodium, 30 g magnesium, 500,000 IU vitamin A, 50,000 IU vitamin D3, 500 mg vitamin E (as alpha-tocopherol acetate), 4500 mg zinc (as zinc oxide), 500 mg manganese (as Mn-(II)-oxide), 20 mg cobalt (as Co-(II)-carbonate), 20 mg iodine (as calcium iodate), and 35 mg selenium (as sodium selenite)
  3. cPBLC premix (OAX17, PerformaNat GmbH, Berlin, Germany; containing 13.3 g PBLC/kg corn grains)