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Crotalaria (Crotalaria micans)

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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Synonyms 
Crotalaria anagyroides Kunth, Crotalaria brachystachya Benth.,Crotalaria dombeyana DC.,Crotalaria stipulata Vell.,Crotalaria triphylla Vell.
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Description 
Tall vigorous perennial bush, native to South America. Grows rapidly to more than 4 m high and is resistant to drought. A common cover crop on tea and coffee estates. Can yield a large quantity of leafy herbage.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Not toxic and well liked by cattle.
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 23.0 1
Crude protein % DM 28.0 1
Crude fibre % DM 7.2 1
Ether extract % DM 39.6 1
Ash % DM 2.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 27.8 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 2.8 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.3 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 88.2 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 84.4 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 23.5 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 18.8 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1966

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:05

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