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Witgatboom (Boscia albitrunca)

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 
Witgatboom
Related feed(s) 
Description 
A tree up to 5 m high, in appearance very often variable. Trunk and branches yellowish. Grey-green leaves, elongated, rounded at the ends with a very short petiole. Small yellowish green flowers in dense clusters on woody branches. Yellow berries, more or less spherical with a large hard stone.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
The softer branches and the leaves often browsed by game and stock, leaving the plants conspicuously trimmed. When cattle eat large quantities of leaves and shoots, milk and meat acquire a very unpleasant taste.
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 15.8 1
Crude fibre % DM 30.3 1
Ash % DM 7.4 1
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 14.4 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.2 1

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

References

Groenewald et al., 1967

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

References
Datasheet citation 

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