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Marmelada de cavalo (Desmodium discolor)

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 
Horse marmalade (South Africa), marmelada de cavalo (Zambia, Brazil), discoloured clover (Fiji).
Synonyms 
Meiboma discolor Vog.
Feed categories 
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Perennial shrub growing in tropical and subtropical climates. Very palatable. A possible substitute for lucerne in hot climates and on acid and calcium-deficient soils. High herbage yields. Suitable for hay and silage.
Distribution 
Found in the subtropics of Brazil (São Paulo, Mato Grosso), Argentina (Misiones), Paraguay. It has been introduced to Colombia, Cuba, Fiji, South Africa and Zambia.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Very palatable. Suitable for hay and silage.
Nutritional tables

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 78.6 1
Crude protein % DM 18.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 33.4 1
Ether extract % DM 0.3 1
Ash % DM 10.0 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.2 *

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

References

Calvino, 1952

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:33

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 22.7 1
Crude protein % DM 12.1 1
Crude fibre % DM 35.1 1
Ether extract % DM 2.8 1
Ash % DM 6.7 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.0 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 12.5 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.9 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 60.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 57.4 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.9 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.7 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 73.0 1

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

References

Calvino, 1952

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:33

References
Datasheet citation 

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