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Composition of Grazer, Browser, and Elephant Pellets

Composition of Grazer, Browser, and Elephant Pellets

Grazer Pellet (6 mm)

Browser Pellet  (6 mm)

Elephant Pellet

Complementary feed

To be fed up to 40% of the total diet

To be fed up to 40% of the total diet

1 kg/ton animal

Composition

Alfalfa, grains, sunflower seeds, molasses, grass species, linseed expeller, maize, apple pulp, soybean oil, wheat middlings, and vitamins and minerals

Alfalfa, grasses, sunflower seed, lignocellulose, apple pulp, wheat middlings, cane molasses, linseed, soybean, grains, vitamins, and minerals

Maize, gluten feed, linseed expeller, beet pulp, alfalfa, wheat middlings, sunflower seed extracted, cane molasses, grass species, grains, linseed, soybean oil, vitamins, and minerals

Crude protein

14.5%

12.6%

14%

Crude fat

3.9%

3.3%

4.5%

Crude fibre

16.8%

30.8%

11%

Neutral detergent fiber

28.3%

46.5%

24%

Acid detergent fiber

18.3%

33%

12.5%

Acid detergent lignin

4%

8.5%

2%

Sugars

5.7%

5.3%

6.1%

Starch

19.1%

4.8%

9.5%

Methionine

0.3%

0.2%

0.2%

Lysine

0.5%

0.5%

0.5%

Calcium

1.4%

1%

5.5%

Phosphorus

0.55%

0.55%

1%

Magnesium

0.5%

0.4%

0.7%

Sodium

0.4%

0.5%

1.5%

Potassium

1.4%

1.1%

1.2%

Linoleic Acid

0.9%

1%

1.3%

Alpha linolenic acid

1.2%

0.5%

1.2%

Iron

391 mg/kg

271 mg/kg

374 mg/kg

Zinc

157 mg/kg

125 mg/kg

161 mg/g

Copper

36 mg/kg

29 mg/kg

37 mg/kg

Iodine

1.2 mg mg/kg

1.4 mg/kg

1.7 mg/kg

Selenium

0.5 mg mg/kg

0.4 mg/kg

0.5 mg/kg

Gross energy

15,440 (KJ)

15,390 (KJ)

13,180 (KJ)

Vitamin A

14,000 (IU/kg)

15,000 (IU/kg)

30,000 (IU/kg)

Vitamin D

2,500 (IU/kg)

2,400 (IU/kg)

6,500 (IU/kg)

Vitamin E

400 (IU/kg)

725 (IU/kg)

750 (IU/kg)

Vitamin K3

3mg/kg

4 mg/kg

4 mg/kg