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Prosopis (Prosopis cineraria)

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 
Jand, jandi, ghaf, janum-chettu, khejri
Synonyms 
Adenanthera aculeata Roxb., Mimosa cineraria L.,Prosopis spicata Burm.,Prosopis spicigera L.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Drought-resistant shrub found on light soils in warm and dry regions, especially in overgrazed pastures.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
The pods and loppings provide valuable fodder during the dry season.
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 15.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 17.5 1
Ether extract % DM 3.2 1
Ash % DM 10.0 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.0 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 26.5 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.4 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 77.8 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 74.4 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 13.4 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.9 *

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

References

Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:49

References
Datasheet citation 

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