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Acacia (Acacia oerfota)

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 
Acacia gorinii Chiov., Acacia nubica Benth., Acacia orfota sensu auct., Acacia pterygocarpa Benth.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Grey-green multistemmed bush about 3-4.5 m high with straight thorns and straw-coloured pods.
Distribution 
Africa
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
An important browse shrub in parts of Africa during the dry season.
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 32.4 1
Crude fibre % DM 15.8 1
Ether extract % DM 1.7 1
Ash % DM 8.8 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 17.1 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 4.4 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 79.5 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 76.1 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 14.2 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.0 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1958

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:32

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 15.2 1
Crude fibre % DM 37.4 1
Ether extract % DM 1.9 1
Ash % DM 7.5 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 14.6 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.3 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 82.2 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 31.4 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 5.9 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1958

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:32

References
Datasheet citation 

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