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Black cutch (Acacia catechu)

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 

Black catechu, black cutch, catechu, cutchtree

Synonyms 

Acacia catechu (L. f.) Willd. var. catechuoides (Roxb.) Prain, Acacia catechuoides (Roxb.) Benth., Acacia sundra (Roxb.) Bedd., Acacia wallichiana DC., Mimosa catechu L. f., Mimosa catechuoides Roxb.

Related feed(s) 
Description 

Moderate-sized deciduous tree of commercial value.

Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 

The leaves and small lower branches eaten by cattle.

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 13.0 1
Crude fibre % DM 22.6 1
Ether extract % DM 4.6 1
Ash % DM 9.8 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.2 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 27.4 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.7 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 72.7 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 69.5 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.6 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.2 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 24.0 1

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

References

Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:47

References
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