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Castor (Ricinus communis) forage

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 
Ricin, castor bean, castorbean, castor oil plant
Related feed(s) 
Description 
A plant grown as an annual in temperate zones and as a perennial in the tropics, where it becomes a tree up to 10 m high. Cultivated for its oilseeds and also for ornamental purposes as some varieties have beautifully coloured leaves.
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
Crude protein % DM 23.7 22.5 24.8 2
Crude fibre % DM 10.3 1
NDF % DM 24.0 1
ADF % DM 22.1 1
Lignin % DM 2.8 1
Ether extract % DM 5.4 1
Ash % DM 12.2 11.9 12.4 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.1 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 26.7 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 4.6 1

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

References

Nsahlai et al., 1996; Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:56

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