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Spotted fig (Ficus virens)

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 
Spotted fig
Synonyms 
Ficus glabella Blume, Ficus infectoria auct., Ficus lacor Buch.-Ham., Ficus saxophila var. sublanceolata Miq., Ficus wightiana (Miq.) Wall. ex Benth., Urostigma wightianum Miq.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
A large expansive fast-growing tree with leaves about 10 cm long, commonly grown alongside avenues.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
The leaves make good 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
Crude protein % DM 11.9 11.2 12.5 2
Crude fibre % DM 23.9 20.0 27.7 2
Ether extract % DM 2.9 2.2 3.5 2
Ash % DM 10.4 7.7 13.1 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 16.4 10.7 22.1 2
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.7 2.5 2.9 2
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 55.1 45.8 64.4 2
ME ruminants (FAO, 1982) MJ/kg DM 7.8 6.3 9.4 2
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 44.0 32.0 56.0 2

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

References

Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:08

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 7.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 25.5 1
Ether extract % DM 2.7 1
Ash % DM 14.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 23.6 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.4 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 36.5 1
ME ruminants (FAO, 1982) MJ/kg DM 4.9 1
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 6.0 1

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

References

Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:08

References
Datasheet citation 

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