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Tara (Caesalpinia spinosa)

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 
Tara
Feed categories 
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Shrub or small tree up to 5 m high with reflexed prickles along its branches. Leaves bipinnate with oval leaflets about 2 cm long. Terminal spikes about 10 cm long with yellow flowers.
Nutritional aspects
Potential constraints 
The red straight pods, 5-10 cm long and 1 cm broad, have a high tannin content and may be lethal if consumed in large quantities.
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 92.0 1
Crude protein % DM 8.8 1
Crude fibre % DM 9.6 1
Ether extract % DM 1.6 1
Ash % DM 8.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.1 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 2.2 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.0 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 91.0 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 75.0 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 12.8 *

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

References

Groenewald et al., 1967

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:14

References
Datasheet citation 

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