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Shackshack (Crotalaria incana)

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 
Shackshack
Synonyms 
Chrysocalyx schimperi A. Rich., Crotalaria affinis DC., Crotalaria cubensis DC., Crotalaria cytisifolia Steud., Crotalaria diffusa Vell., Crotalaria eriocaula S. Schauer, Crotalaria herbacea Schrank, Crotalaria hirta Lag., Crotalaria montana A. Rich., Crotalaria picensis Phil., Crotalaria pubescens Moench, Crotalaria pubesens Moench, Crotalaria radiata Merr., Crotalaria schimperi A. Rich., Crotalaria setifera DC., Lupinus rotundifolius Sessé & Moc.
Feed categories 
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Perennial bushy shrub 1.5-2 m high, native to South America. Produces a large amount of leafy herbage.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Non toxic but low palatability for cattle and sheep.
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 23.8 1
Crude fibre % DM 27.1 1
Ether extract % DM 2.9 1
Ash % DM 9.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.8 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 8.1 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.6 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 12.3 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.6 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1966

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:02

References
Datasheet citation 

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