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European hackberry (Celtis australis)

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 
European hackberry
Related feed(s) 
Description 
A tree of heavy hardwood (used for walking sticks, ship rods, etc.).
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
The young leaves are palatable to cattle; the mature leaves are rather unpalatable.
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 42.3 1
Crude protein % DM 13.8 12.0 15.5 2
Crude fibre % DM 19.3 16.6 22.0 2
Ether extract % DM 6.6 4.6 8.6 2
Ash % DM 13.0 10.1 15.8 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.0 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 36.5 28.3 44.7 2
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.3 1.1 1.4 2
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 54.7 46.3 63.2 2
ME ruminants (FAO, 1982) MJ/kg DM 7.8 6.4 9.2 2
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 52.8 42.8 62.7 2

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

References

Sharma et al., 1969

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

References
Datasheet citation 

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