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Cadaba (Cadaba farinosa)

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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Description 
A shrub 1-2 m high with many branches bearing numerous small greyish green leaves. Grows in semiarid and arid areas in the desert grass-bush zone.
Distribution 
Cattle and goats eat the leaves and young branches throughout the year, although not excessively. During the dry season it is often the only source of green palatable roughage.
Nutritional tables

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 18.2 1
Crude fibre % DM 27.3 1
Ether extract % DM 1.8 1
Ash % DM 7.0 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.8 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 3.9 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.7 1

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

References

Dougall et al., 1958

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:52

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 36.9 3.3 33.8 40.3 3
Crude protein % DM 26.4 3.1 22.5 30.6 6
Crude fibre % DM 8.9 1.1 7.5 10.2 6
NDF % DM 16.9 14.9 18.9 2
ADF % DM 9.4 8.6 10.1 2
Lignin % DM 4.9 4.8 4.9 2
Ether extract % DM 5.1 2.1 1.8 7.6 6
Ash % DM 20.4 3.1 15.4 24.1 6
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.6 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 17.2 5.6 9.2 21.9 4
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.4 0.2 1.2 1.6 4
Potassium g/kg DM 45.6 20.0 15.8 58.0 4
Sodium g/kg DM 0.2 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 8.4 2.6 6.5 12.2 4
Manganese mg/kg DM 802 1
Zinc mg/kg DM 37 1
Copper mg/kg DM 6 1

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

References

Bartha, 1970; CIRAD, 1991

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:52

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