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Achyranthes (Achyranthes aspera)

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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Related feed(s) 
Description 
Heat-loving perennial plant, 60-80 cm high. Grows in sandy soils, especially in the shade of trees and bushes.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Palatable in the juvenile stages. Leaves and branches readily browsed throughout the year.
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 19.7 12.9 26.4 2
Crude fibre % DM 22.6 20.2 25.0 2
Ether extract % DM 1.4 1.4 1.4 2
Ash % DM 15.5 12.4 18.6 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.0 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 13.8 9.6 17.9 2
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.3 3.1 3.4 2
Potassium g/kg DM 46.7 1
Sodium g/kg DM 0.1 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 5.1 1

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

References

Bartha, 1970; Dougall et al., 1958

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:33

References
Datasheet citation 

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