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Tripsacum (Tripsacum latifolium)

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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Description 
Perennial leafy grass up to 2.5 m high. Similar to Guatemala grass, though somewhat less leafy and used in the same way.
Distribution 
Native to Central America.
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 41.8 1
Crude protein % DM 9.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 32.5 1
NDF % DM 67.8 *
ADF % DM 38.1 *
Lignin % DM 5.0 *
Ether extract % DM 0.7 1
Ash % DM 7.0 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.2 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 64.5 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 61.6 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.2 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.1 *

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

References

Calvino, 1952

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:16

References
Datasheet citation 

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