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Indigofera (Indigofera diphylla)

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 
Perennial plant 40-50 cm tall that prefers sandy soils. Grows in drier areas, where it stays green through most of 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 15.8 1
Crude fibre % DM 38.8 1
Ether extract % DM 5.4 1
Ash % DM 5.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 20.1 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 5.7 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.5 1
Potassium g/kg DM 12.1 1
Sodium g/kg DM 0.1 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.3 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 56.3 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 53.8 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.8 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.5 *

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

References

Bartha, 1970

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:23

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