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Boscia (Boscia angustifolia)

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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Description 
Medium-sized tree 4-6 m high with white bark, growing in semiarid areas. The branches are very leafy with rather small leaves which are thick, fleshy and hard.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Extensively used in the dry season for feeding cattle, goats and sheep, which eat the leaves and young twigs from lopped branches.
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 77.5 59.0 96.0 2
Crude protein % DM 19.6 1.7 18.1 22.0 4
Crude fibre % DM 33.9 4.7 29.4 39.2 4
NDF % DM 54.4 52.1 56.7 2
ADF % DM 34.7 32.1 37.4 2
Lignin % DM 11.1 9.9 12.2 2
Ether extract % DM 1.8 0.5 1.3 2.6 4
Ash % DM 7.1 2.0 5.1 9.9 4
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.9 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 7.6 3.2 5.6 12.4 4
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.1 0.6 0.6 1.8 4
Potassium g/kg DM 11.6 10.2 13.0 2
Sodium g/kg DM 0.0 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.6 2.2 3.0 2
Manganese mg/kg DM 843 1
Zinc mg/kg DM 85 1
Copper mg/kg DM 17 1

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Dougall et al., 1958

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:49

References
Datasheet citation 

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