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Barrel medic (Medicago truncatula)

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 
Barrel medic, barrel medick,barrel clover, luzerne tronquée, trébol barril
Synonyms 
Medicago tribuloides Desr., Medicago tribuloides var. breviaculeata Moris, Medicago truncatula f. tricycla Nègre (basionym), Medicago truncatula var. breviaculeata (Moris) Urb., Medicago truncatula var. longiaculeata Urb., Medicago truncatula var. tribuloides (Desr.) Burnat, Medicago truncatula var. tricycla (Nègre) Heyn
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Related feed(s) 
Description 
A clover with small yellow flowers, low-growing and furnishing good pasture in mild regions. Combines well with Bermuda grass, but cannot be grazed too closely as it does not reseed.
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
Dry matter % as fed 20.9 1
Crude protein % DM 25.8 1
Crude fibre % DM 24.0 1
Ether extract % DM 3.1 1
Ash % DM 15.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.9 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 21.3 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 4.6 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 71.3 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 68.1 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.2 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.5 *

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

References

Vargas et al., 1965

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:44

References
Datasheet citation 

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