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Wild Sudan grass (Sorghum bicolor subsp. verticilliflorum)

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 

Wild Sudan grass

Synonyms 

Sorghum verticilliflorum (Steud.) Stapf, Sorghum arundinaceum (Desv.) Stapf

Related feed(s) 
Description 

Tall annual up to 3 m high with large loose panicles. Grows on disturbed soil; also occurs on black clay soils of seasonally waterlogged plains.

Nutritional aspects
Potential constraints 

Can be rich in HCN.

Ruminants 

Readily grazed.

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 93.7 1
Crude protein % DM 8.1 7.9 8.3 2
Crude fibre % DM 35.9 35.0 36.8 2
Ether extract % DM 1.5 1.4 1.5 2
Ash % DM 8.7 6.4 11.0 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.1 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 61.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 58.3 *
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

Dougall et al., 1965; Edwards, 1941

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:23

References
Datasheet citation 

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