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Black mulberry (Morus nigra)

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).

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Description
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Common names 

Black mulberry, swartmoerbei, hei sang, mûrier noir, schwarzer maulbeerbaum, amoreira negra, moral negro, morera negra, small-fruited mulberry, mûrier à petits fruits,

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Description 

Rather small spreading tree up to 10 m high with dark heavy foliage, dark-coloured twigs and rather thick leaves. The leaves are used as cattle fodder.

Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 

The leaves are used as cattle fodder.

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 38.3 1
Crude protein % DM 17.6 1
Crude fibre % DM 7.4 1
Ether extract % DM 11.5 1
Ash % DM 20.4 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.4 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 21.5 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.3 1
 
Amino acids Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Arginine % protein 5.8 1
Glycine % protein 5.6 1
Histidine % protein 2.1 1
Isoleucine % protein 4.6 1
Leucine % protein 8.7 1
Lysine % protein 4.2 1
Methionine % protein 1.8 1
Phenylalanine % protein 5.5 1
Threonine % protein 2.8 1
Tyrosine % protein 4.0 1
Valine % protein 5.7 1

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

References

Gaulier, 1965; Malik et al., 1967

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:48

References
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