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Hetero (Desmodium heterophyllum)

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 
Hetero, spanish clover, variable leaf tick trefoil, senivakacegu, wakutu, sisik betook, heuheulangan, sukut jareman, rumput sisek naga, rumput telinga tikus ya maengmi, han the, trang qu’a di diep, trom prei, smau am bok.
Synonyms 
Hedysarum heterophyllum Willd., Meibomia heterophylla (Willd.) Kuntze
Feed categories 
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Prostrate perennial herb that is forming a dense sward and growing well with grasses. Palatable and tolerant of close grazing. Needs to be inoculated with its own specific Rhizobium strain to fix atmospheric nitrogen.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
A rather good pasture plant, palatable and tolerant of close grazing.
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 28.0 1
Crude protein % DM 8.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 27.1 1
Ether extract % DM 1.4 1
Ash % DM 12.5 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.1 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 7.4 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.0 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 68.1 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 65.1 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.1 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.1 *

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

References

Lim Han Kuo, 1967

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:20

References
Datasheet citation 

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