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Dubi grass (Urochloa oligotricha)

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 
Perennial signal grass, dubi grass, beesgras.
Synonyms 
Brachiaria bulawayensis (Hackel) Henr., Eriochloa bolbodes (Steud.) Schweinf., Helopus bolbodes Hochst. ex Steud., Panicum bulawayense Hackel, Panicum bolbodes (Hochst. ex Steud.) Asch. & Schweinf., Panicum oligotrichum Fig. & De Not., Urochloa bolbodes (Hochst. ex Steud.) Stapf
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Tufted perennial up to 1 m high that grows in open grassland and in bush. Low yielding and not persistent under grazing.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Very palatable.
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 13.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 30.0 1
NDF % DM 65.5 *
ADF % DM 35.3 *
Lignin % DM 4.4 *
Ether extract % DM 2.8 1
Ash % DM 10.6 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.2 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 68.3 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 65.3 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.9 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.5 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1960

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:08

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 89.3 1
Crude protein % DM 17.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 24.6 1
NDF % DM 60.4 *
ADF % DM 29.4 *
Lignin % DM 3.0 *
Ether extract % DM 2.0 1
Ash % DM 12.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.6 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 72.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 68.4 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 12.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.6 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 37.6 1

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

References

Walker, 1975

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:08

References
Datasheet citation 

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