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Table 3 Intake and apparent digestibility of F. dimorpha leaves by goats and sheep

From: Meadow up a tree: Feeding flocks with a native ash tree in the Moroccan mountains

  Goat Sheep S.E.M. Prob.
DM intake (g/day)     
 Diet 722.7 591.1 14.2 <0.001
 Ash tree 581.7 450.2 10.9 <0.001
DM diet digestibility 0.712 0.703 0.036 0.29
OM diet digestibility 0.738 0.733 0.041 0.36
Ash tree digestibility     
 Dry matter 0.695 0.675 0.012 0.17
 Organic matter 0.705 0.683 0.010 0.14
 Crude protein 0.542 0.453 0.037 0.001
 Neutral Detergent Fibre 0.538 0.523 0.034 0.21
 Acid Detergent Fibre 0.462 0.473 0.026 0.38
 Acid Detergent Lignin 0.297 0.264 0.012 0.013
Ash tree intake (g/kgBW0.75)     
 Dry matter 57.1 47.7 2.24 <0.001
 Digestible OM 37.4 30.3 1.89 <0.001
 Digestible CP 2.68 1.84 0.13 <0.001
 Estimated ME intake (MJ/kgBW0.75) 0.57 0.47