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Acacia (Acacia nilotica subsp. subalata)

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 subalata (Vatke), Acacia benthami Rochebr.

Related feed(s) 
Description 

Small tree 2.5-4.5 m high with a dense crown that provides good shade.

Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 

The thick pods are fleshy when young and are readily eaten by livestock. Leaves of young trees occasionally eaten by goats. The seeds commonly included in calf starters in some countries.

Nutritional tables

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 10.4 1
Crude fibre % DM 19.8 1
Ether extract % DM 0.8 1
Ash % DM 6.6 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 5.3 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.6 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 87.8 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 59.0 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 10.4 *

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
Dry matter % as fed 92.9 1
Crude protein % DM 13.6 1
Crude fibre % DM 10.2 1
Ether extract % DM 5.0 1
Ash % DM 3.8 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.9 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 90.8 *
ME ruminants (FAO, 1982) MJ/kg DM 9.4 1
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 67.8 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 74.1 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 14.0 *

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

References

Walker, 1975

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

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 11.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 21.4 1
Ether extract % DM 2.2 1
Ash % DM 5.5 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 8.7 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.3 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 73.9 *

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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