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Mat bean (Vigna aconitifolia)

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 
Mat bean, moth bean, haricot mat, mattenbohne, math, moth, Indian moth bean
Synonyms 
Phaseolus aconitifolius Jacq.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Herbaceous creeping annual; A drought-resistant, hot-season fodder plant yielding palatable pasture and hay. Useful in mixtures with lablab, pigeon pea and Sudan grass. It can be grown on all types of soils. Although it is an annual of only five months' duration, it can serve as a pasture legume as it reseeds itself if allowed to become well established before being grazed.
Distribution 
Native to India and Pakistan.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Relished by livestock.
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 15.5 1
Crude fibre % DM 19.7 1
Ether extract % DM 1.9 1
Ash % DM 12.6 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.3 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 23.7 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 5.4 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 75.6 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 72.3 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.5 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.1 *

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

References

Patel, 1966

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:33

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 9.6 1
Crude fibre % DM 19.4 1
Ether extract % DM 2.9 1
Ash % DM 14.1 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 30.1 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.4 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 59.6 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 9.9 *

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

References

Patel, 1966

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:34

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 86.2 1
Crude protein % DM 12.2 4.4 8.9 17.2 3
Crude fibre % DM 28.4 1.4 26.8 29.4 3
Ether extract % DM 1.8 0.1 1.7 1.9 3
Ash % DM 13.4 1.2 12.0 14.4 3
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.3 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 21.5 19.6 23.4 2
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.5 1.2 1.8 2
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 62.1 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 58.6 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.1 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.1 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 67.0 1

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

References

Fraps, 1916; Patnayak et al., 1979; Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:34

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 9.6 1
Crude fibre % DM 19.4 1
Ether extract % DM 2.9 1
Ash % DM 14.4 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.6 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 20.1 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.5 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 87.9 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 59.6 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 9.9 *

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

References

Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:34

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 26.6 1
Crude fibre % DM 5.3 1
Ether extract % DM 0.6 1
Ash % DM 5.6 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 3.5 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.8 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 92.3 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 81.8 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 14.9 *

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

References

Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:34

References
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