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Table 2 Typical composition of maize and grass silage in Bavaria (Germany)

From: Agricultural biogas production in Germany - from practice to microbiology basics

  Raw protein Raw fibers Raw lipids Cellulose Hemicellulose Lignin Total C Total N C/N ratio
Maize silage mean value (n = 98) 7.4 21.3 2.4 23.5 26.1 3.6 46.2 1.2 38.7
Min to max 5.7 to 10.4 16.4 to 39.0 1.1 to 3.7 19.0 to 39.9 14.5 to 35.6 1.6 to 7.0 41.3 to 47.1 0.1 to 1.7 26.5 to 51.5
Grass silage mean value (n = 78) 14.1 26.8 3.1 31.7 20.3 6.3 44.8 2.3 20.8
Min to max 7.1 to 21.1 17.9 to 38.5 1.6 to 4.7 19.6 to 42.3 6.6 to 34.1 2.1 to 12.8 37.0 to 47.8 1.1 to 3.4 13.2 to 40.5
  1. Data in percentage (%) of dry matter; data in italics indicate significant differences; data adopted from [34].