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Australian sheepbush (Pentzia incana)

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 
Australian sheepbush
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Shrublet up to 0.3 m high with woody creepers that produce roots where they touch the soil. The leaves are strongly pinnate and 1-2 cm long. The yellow flower heads are almost spherical and about 0.5 cm in diameter. Because this plant is heavily browsed, it is sometimes difficult to recognize.
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 13.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 25.5 1
Ether extract % DM 2.6 1
Ash % DM 12.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.5 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 57.9 1
ME ruminants (FAO, 1982) MJ/kg DM 8.2 1
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 74.3 1

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

References

Botha, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:39

References
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