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Wild senna (Senna tora)

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 

Séné sauvage, sickle senna

Synonyms 

Cassia tora L.

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Nutritional aspects
Nutritional attributes 

The fresh herbage is evil smelling and unpalatable to animals, but seeds and leaf meal can be used to feed livestock.

Ruminants 

Milk cows can tolerate up to 15% seeds in their rations.

Poultry 

The seed has been included up to 10% in poultry diets without adverse effects.
The leaf meal may be used to the extent of 5% in a standard poultry mash.

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 41.3 1
Crude protein % DM 13.2 1
Crude fibre % DM 19.9 1
Ether extract % DM 4.4 1
Ash % DM 9.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.0 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 28.1 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 5.7 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 75.4 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 72.1 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 13.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.6 *

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

References

INFIC, 1978

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:23

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 18.2 1
Crude fibre % DM 4.6 1
Ether extract % DM 7.4 1
Ash % DM 9.1 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.6 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 7.2 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.0 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 92.5 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 82.9 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 15.4 *

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

References

Patel, 1966

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:23

References
Datasheet citation 

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