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Sacred fig (Ficus religiosa)

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 
Botree, bo tree, peepul, peepultree, pipal, sacred fig, pu ti shu, figueira dos pagodes, figueira religiosa
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Large glabrous tree with leathery, shining, broad-based, pointed leaves. Commonly grown as an avenue tree.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
The leaves and branches are extensively lopped for 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 23.8 1
Crude protein % DM 11.0 9.0 13.1 2
Crude fibre % DM 15.9 1
NDF % DM 65.6 1
ADF % DM 33.9 1
Lignin % DM 7.4 1
Ether extract % DM 2.7 1
Ash % DM 13.1 6.0 9.6 20.0 3
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.8 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 16.1 13.5 2.7 29.7 3
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.3 2.1 4.5 2
Potassium g/kg DM 27.9 1
Sodium g/kg DM 1.5 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 11.9 2.8 21.0 2
Zinc mg/kg DM 226 1
Copper mg/kg DM 4 1
Iron mg/kg DM 623 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 63.8 46.3 81.3 2
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 59.6 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.2 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 60.0 14.2 46.3 74.7 3

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

References

Bamikole et al., 2003; Barbind et al., 1994; Gowda et al., 2004; Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:57

References
Datasheet citation 

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