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Sorghum (Sorghum lanceolatum)

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).

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Description
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Description 
An annual grass up to 1.8 m tall that likes sandy soils and thrives especially on wet sites. The grains are used for human consumption.
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
Crude protein % DM 17.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 37.2 1
Ether extract % DM 1.4 1
Ash % DM 10.9 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 3.5 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.8 1
Potassium g/kg DM 36.2 1
Sodium g/kg DM 0.6 1
Magnesium g/kg DM 2.9 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 63.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 60.3 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.6 *

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

References

Bartha, 1970

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:05

References
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