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Weeping willow (Salix babylonica)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Datasheet

Description
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Common names 
Weeping willow, saule pleureur
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Moisture-loving large deciduous tree, used for shade in pastures. Can stand frequent severe lopping.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Provides a good reserve of feed for stock when pastures are dry and other green feed is scarce.
Poultry 
For poultry the chaffed green leaves are as nutritious as lucerne.
Nutritional tables
Tables of chemical composition and nutritional value 

Avg: average or predicted value; SD: standard deviation; Min: minimum value; Max: maximum value; Nb: number of values (samples) used

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This datasheet is pending revision and updating; its contents are currently derived from FAO's Animal Feed Resources Information System (1991-2002) and from Bo Göhl's Tropical Feeds (1976-1982).

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 86.1 1
Crude protein % DM 16.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 18.0 1
Ether extract % DM 2.9 1
Ash % DM 10.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.8 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 16.0 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.6 1

The asterisk * indicates that the average value was obtained by an equation.

References

Anon., 1934

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:20

References
Datasheet citation 

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