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Black medic (Medicago lupulina)

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 
Luzerne noire, yellow trefoil, black medic, black medick, hop clover, nonesuch, yellow trefoil, lupuline, minette dorée, gelbklee, hopfenklee, lupulina, luzerna brava, luzerna lupulina, mielga azafranada
Synonyms 
Medicago cupaniana Guss., Medicago lupulina var. cupaniana (Guss.) Boiss.
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Description 
Annual or biennial semierect clover adapted to a wide variety of soils with a good supply of lime in moist temperate climates. Not very high yielding or drought resistant, but reseeds itself and grows naturally in pastures and meadows. Remains green much longer than most other winter annuals.
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 25.2 1
Crude fibre % DM 21.3 1
Ether extract % DM 3.3 1
Ash % DM 12.7 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 16.1 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 4.1 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 74.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 70.7 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.9 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.1 *

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

References

Vargas et al., 1965

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:48

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