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Maguey (Agave atrovirens)

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 
Maguey del cumbre
Synonyms 
Agave mirabilis Trel. ex Standl.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Tall herbaceous plant cultivated in some areas on the dry plains of Mexico as a forage for the dry season. This agave is also a source of pulque.
Nutritional aspects
Potential constraints 
During an initial period this feed may irritate the mouths of cattle.
Ruminants 
For use as a forage, the skin is taken off the leaves, and the remainder cut into pieces and mixed with hay.
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 9.2 1
Crude protein % DM 2.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 32.4 1
Ether extract % DM 2.8 1
Ash % DM 8.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.7 *

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

References

Calvino, 1952

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:31

References
Datasheet citation 

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