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Purple vetch (Vicia benghalensis)

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).

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Description
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Common names 
Vesce pourpre, vesce du Bengale, purple vetch, vez purpurea
Synonyms 
Vicia albicans Lowe, Vicia atropurpurea Desf., Vicia loweana Steud., Vicia micrantha Lowe
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Climbing vetch with purple-red flowers; not particularly vigorous, forming rather loose stands. It is cultivated in fodder mixtures with winter cereals.
Distribution 
Originates from the Mediterranean area.
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
Dry matter % as fed 17.4 4.2 11.8 23.9 10
Crude protein % DM 23.6 2.5 20.4 29.3 11
Crude fibre % DM 28.2 4.1 20.1 32.7 11
NDF % DM 38.4 7.8 28.9 48.0 5
ADF % DM 31.7 5.4 24.9 38.4 5
Ether extract % DM 3.0 1
Ash % DM 9.2 0.7 8.1 10.4 11
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.0 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 20.8 21.4 11.0 85.0 11
Phosphorus g/kg DM 4.0 0.6 3.1 4.7 11
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 67.1 3.4 67.1 81.0 10 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 64.1 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.2 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.5 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 83.3 2.0 80.5 86.7 7

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

References

Alibes et al., 1990; Dougall et al., 1966; Tisserand et al., 1989

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:51

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

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:51

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

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:51

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 11.0 10.6 11.4 2
Crude fibre % DM 41.0 1
NDF % DM 65.8 64.5 67.1 2
ADF % DM 47.7 46.9 48.5 2
Lignin % DM 13.3 13.1 13.4 2
Ash % DM 8.5 8.3 8.7 2
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 11.0 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.4 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.2 1
Manganese mg/kg DM 58 1
Zinc mg/kg DM 25 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 46.0 1
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 6.0 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 25.7 *

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

References

Abreu et al., 1998; Bruno-Soares et al., 2000

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:51

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