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Grey hair acacia (Acacia gerrardii)

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 
Grey hair acacia, redthorn, rooidoring
Synonyms 
Acacia hebecladoides Harms
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Medium to large tree with dense crown and large pods.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
The leaves, though unpalatable to livestock, are lopped to feed goats and cattle when more attractive browse is not available.
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 17.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 24.2 1
Ether extract % DM 1.6 1
Ash % DM 6.0 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.8 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 6.3 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.5 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 71.1 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 67.9 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.8 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.2 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1958

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:17

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 90.1 1
Crude protein % DM 20.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 27.4 1
Ether extract % DM 1.3 1
Ash % DM 5.1 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.0 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 85.4 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 47.1 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 9.0 *

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

References

Walker, 1975

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:17

References
Datasheet citation 

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