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Acacia (Acacia brevispica)

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 

Shrub 2.5-4.5 m high with long thin rambling branches covered with numerous small scattered thorns. Occurs mostly on well-drained slopes in deep fertile soil.

Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 

Browsed to a considerable extent by goats, but seldom eaten by cattle because of its thorny branches.

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 39.2 1
Crude protein % DM 21.2 1.9 18.8 23.9 5
Crude fibre % DM 20.1 18.0 22.2 2
NDF % DM 41.6 8.8 30.8 51.5 4
ADF % DM 24.9 9.6 13.8 36.1 4
Lignin % DM 9.0 6.5 11.4 2
Ether extract % DM 3.6 1.5 5.7 2
Ash % DM 6.5 1.2 4.9 7.7 5
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.0 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 11.5 6.3 6.8 18.6 3
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.7 1.2 0.9 3.1 3
Magnesium g/kg DM 1.9 1
Manganese mg/kg DM 32 1
Zinc mg/kg DM 20 1
Copper mg/kg DM 63 1
Iron mg/kg DM 132 1
 
Secondary metabolites Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Tannins (eq. tannic acid) g/kg DM 21.0 11.6 9.0 32.0 3
Tannins, condensed (eq. catechin) g/kg DM 5.4 8.3 0.1 15.0 3
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 75.2 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 71.9 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 13.7 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.9 *
a (N) % 17.7 1
b (N) % 39.0 1
c (N) h-1 0.058 1
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=4%) % 41 *
Nitrogen degradability (effective, k=6%) % 37 *

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

References

Abdulrazak et al., 2000; Abdulrazak et al., 2001; CIRAD, 1991; Dougall et al., 1958; Mtengeti et al., 2006

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:31

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 17.5 1
Crude fibre % DM 24.0 1
Ether extract % DM 1.1 1
Ash % DM 4.6 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 4.6 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.7 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 86.4 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 82.7 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 15.5 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.4 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1958

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:31

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