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Big-leaf bristle grass (Setaria megaphylla)

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 
Big-leaf bristle grass, ribbon bristle grass
Synonyms 
Setaria chevalieri Stapf & C. E. Hubb., Setaria plicatilis (Hochst.) Hack. ex Engl.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Tall tufted perennial 250 cm high or even taller with few but large folded fanlike leaves. Grows in woodlands.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Leaves are eaten occasionally by cattle.
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 9.7 1.6 8.3 11.7 5
Crude fibre % DM 39.5 3.6 33.5 42.5 5
NDF % DM 74.4 *
ADF % DM 45.8 *
Lignin % DM 6.7 *
Ether extract % DM 1.2 0.4 0.7 1.8 5
Ash % DM 8.2 2.4 5.8 12.1 5
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.4 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 1.9 0.4 1.5 2.4 4
Phosphorus g/kg DM 1.5 0.2 1.2 1.8 4
Potassium g/kg DM 9.6 2.2 7.2 12.4 4
Magnesium g/kg DM 3.5 0.4 3.3 4.1 4
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 58.3 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 55.7 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.2 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.2 *

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

References

CIRAD, 1991; Dougall et al., 1960

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:46

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Dry matter % as fed 90.4 1
Crude protein % DM 12.3 1
Crude fibre % DM 26.4 1
NDF % DM 62.1 *
ADF % DM 31.4 *
Lignin % DM 3.5 *
Ether extract % DM 2.4 1
Ash % DM 12.4 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.5 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 68.8 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 65.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.4 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.2 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 64.5 1

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

References

Walker, 1975

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:43:46

References
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