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Dragon's head (Lallemantia iberica)

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 
Dragon's head
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Annual herb with a short vegetative cycle adapted to dry climates, cultivated for its seeds, from which a drying oil is extracted.
Nutritional aspects
Nutritional attributes 
The oilcake has been used for horses, ruminants and rabbits with no observed ill effects.
Ruminants 
A cow can be fed up to 2 kg per day.
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
Dry matter % as fed 87.6 1
Crude protein % DM 35.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 26.5 1
Ether extract % DM 1.8 1
Ash % DM 10.2 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 19.1 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 11.4 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 16.0 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
ME ruminants (FAO, 1982) MJ/kg DM 9.7 1
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 80.9 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 48.5 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 9.2 *

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

References

Jacqout et al., 1957; Nehring et al., 1943

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

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 90.0 1
Crude protein % DM 46.0 1
Crude fibre % DM 15.5 1
Ether extract % DM 2.4 1
Ash % DM 14.6 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.6 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 6.6 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 17.9 1
 
Pig nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Energy digestibility, growing pig % 65.8 *
DE growing pig MJ/kg DM 12.2 *

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

References

Jacqout et al., 1957

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

References
Datasheet citation 

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