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Velvet mesquite (Prosopis velutina)

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 
Velvet mesquite
Feed categories 
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Large shrub or small tree. It can become a pest.
Distribution 
Native to Mexico.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
It produces an abundant crop of pods that are eaten by stock when they fall to the ground. The seeds must be crushed for digestibility. The plant is valuable for browsing.
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 90.0 1
Crude protein % DM 8.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 32.1 1
Ether extract % DM 5.4 1
Ash % DM 9.6 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.5 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 60.0 *

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

References

Catlin, 1925

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:17

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 6.2 1
Crude fibre % DM 32.5 1
Ether extract % DM 1.5 1
Ash % DM 5.3 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 83.8 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 39.1 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 7.2 *

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

References

Catlin, 1925

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:17

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 94.6 1
Crude protein % DM 13.6 1
Crude fibre % DM 29.1 1
Ether extract % DM 2.0 1
Ash % DM 5.1 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.8 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 84.8 *
ME ruminants (FAO, 1982) MJ/kg DM 11.6 1
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 90.4 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 44.4 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 8.3 *

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

References

Fraps, 1924

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:17

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 55.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 4.5 1
Ether extract % DM 8.9 1
Ash % DM 4.4 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 22.0 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 92.6 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 83.0 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 18.3 *

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

References

Catlin, 1925

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:17

References
Datasheet citation 

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