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Mimosa bush (Acacia farnesiana)

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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Common names 
Mimosa bush, sweet acacia, mimosa doux, cassie, huisache, opopanax, popinac, sweet acacia, cassie ancienne, antillenakazie, gaggia, aromo, bayahonda, coromo, espino blanco
Synonyms 
Acacia minuta (M. E. Jones) R. M. Beauch., Acacia smallii Isely, Mimosa farnesiana L., Pithecellobium minutum M. E. Jones, Vachellia densiflora Alexander ex Small, Vachellia farnesiana (L.) Wight & Arn.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Very thorny bush, sometimes used for hedges.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
The leaves and pods are excellent browse for sheep.
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 58.6 1
Crude protein % DM 17.6 17.2 18.0 2
Crude fibre % DM 19.6 19.4 19.8 2
Ether extract % DM 1.8 1.6 2.0 2
Ash % DM 3.9 3.7 4.1 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.8 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 4.4 3.3 5.5 2
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.0 2.0 2.0 2
Potassium g/kg DM 10.6 1
Sodium g/kg DM 0.8 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 87.8 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 84.0 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 15.8 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.8 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 59.3 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 11.2 *

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Gurney, 1934

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:36

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 20.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 18.3 1
Ether extract % DM 2.3 1
Ash % DM 3.8 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.1 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 3.9 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.7 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 88.2 *
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 61.4 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 11.7 *

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

References

Gurney, 1934

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:36

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