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Table 1 Forage quality: metabolizable energy, crude protein and digestible dry matter of forage calculated from the diet botanical composition of pregnant goats

From: Are winter rangelands enough to satisfy the nutritional requirements of late-gestation transhumant goats in Patagonia?

  ME, Mcal/kg DM CP, g/kg DM Digestibility, %
Grasses
Alopecurus sp. 1.93 91 53.92
Bromus sp. 2.35 152 65.40
Distichlis sp. 1.62 27 44.80
Panicum sp. 1.93 91 53.92
Poa sp. 2.34 80 64.70
Rytidosperma sp. 2.36 152 65.40
Sporobolus sp. 1.16 57 34.00
Pappostipa sp. 1.73 81 49.20
Trisetum sp. 1.93 91 53.92
Shrubby
Acantholippia sp. 1.53 65 43.70
Adesmia campestris 2.35 82 65.20
Anarthrophyllum sp. 1.59 107 44.00
Atriplex sp. 2.17 175 60.00
Chuquiraga sp. 1.45 64 40.10
Cyclolepis sp. 1.71 47 48.50
Discaria nana 1.67 90 48.11
Ephedra sp. 1.53 49 42.40
Hyalis argentea 2.20 68 61.60
Junellia sp.a 1.89 109 52.40
Larrea sp. 2.13 171 59.70
Maihuenia sp. 1.09 16 30.10
Azorella prolífera 1.47 37 40.60
Nardophyllum sp.b 1.77 45 49.00
Nassauvia sp. 1.06 47 29.50
Prosopidastrum sp. 1.50 117 42.90
Prosopis denudans 1.34 108 38.90
Schinus sp. 1.61 83 45.80
Senecio sp. 1.67 234 71.50
Forbs
Acaena sp. 1.93 59 53.50
Cerastium sp. 2.09 109 57.97
Erodium cicutarium 2.31 162 64.00
Perezia sp. 2.04 66 56.40
Rumex sp. 2.09 210 57.97
  1. aCaballero and Fritz 2013
  2. bBarría et al. 2017