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Mulga (Acacia aneura)

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 
Mulga
Synonyms 
Racosperma aneurum (F. Muell. ex Benth.) Pedle
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Gregarious tree forming the mulga scrubs in Australia.
Distribution 
Australia
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Important fodder tree in arid regions as it grows without rainfall.
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 38.0 1
Crude protein % DM 9.2 1
Crude fibre % DM 30.1 1
Ether extract % DM 4.6 1
Ash % DM 5.6 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.0 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 8.7 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 0.7 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 65.1 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 62.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.8 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.6 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 38.4 1

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

References

Steinbach, 1937

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:37

References
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