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Karoo (Rhus lancea)

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 
Karoo tree
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Shrub or tree up to 10 m high with grey bark. Tripartite leaves with three yellowish green lanceolate leaflets 3-7 cm long. Yellowish green flowers in loose sprays. Berries spherical and laterally flattened, fleshy around the hard pip, about 0.5 cm broad. Found mainly along rivers.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Seldom browsed by stock.
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 12.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 22.3 1
Ether extract % DM 7.3 1
Ash % DM 7.3 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.4 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 8.0 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.9 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 50.0 1
ME ruminants (FAO, 1982) MJ/kg DM 8.2 1
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 36.3 1

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

References

Henrici, 1945

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:24

References
Datasheet citation 

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