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Sabi grass (Urochloa mosambicensis)

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 
African liverseed grass, bosveldbeesgras, buffalo grass, buffelsgras, bushveld signal grass, bushveld herringbone grass, common urochloa, gewone urochloa, paper grass, witbuffelsgras, sabi grass, capim corrente, daly, gonya grass, mbawani, bumbunzwa, mpunga nini, tunga, ya sabee, rumput sabi
Synonyms 
Brachiaria stolonifera Gooss., Echinochloa notabile (Hook. f.) Rhind., Panicum mosambicense Hack., Urochloa pullulans Stapf, nom. illeg., Urochloa stolonifera (Gooss.) Chippind.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Perennial up to 120 cm high. Drought resistant.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Palatable grazing of good nutritive value even when dry.
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 9.9 8.8 11.0 2
Crude fibre % DM 26.7 22.4 31.0 2
NDF % DM 62.3 *
ADF % DM 31.7 *
Lignin % DM 3.5 *
Ether extract % DM 2.0 1.9 2.0 2
Ash % DM 21.0 13.8 28.2 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 15.7 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 7.8 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 3.6 1
Potassium g/kg DM 32.4 1
Sodium g/kg DM 0.6 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.8 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 70.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 66.9 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.5 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.5 *

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

References

Nasrullah et al., 2003; Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:57

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 88.5 1
Crude protein % DM 14.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 26.1 1
NDF % DM 61.8 *
ADF % DM 31.0 *
Lignin % DM 3.4 *
Ether extract % DM 1.5 1
Ash % DM 12.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.4 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 69.8 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 66.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.5 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.2 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 45.6 1

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

References

Walker, 1975

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:57

References
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