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Small canary grass (Phalaris minor)

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 
Alpiste mineur, little seed canary grass, small canary grass, phalaris mineur, kleines glanzgras, talaceiro, alfarino, pasto romano, alpiste valillo
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Quick-growing annual. Provides grazing within two months of sowing.
Distribution 
Native to the Mediterranean area.
Nutritional aspects
Potential constraints 
May be toxic in its young stage
Ruminants 
When used for fodder, the first cutting should be taken two weeks before the grass flowers so as to secure a second cutting.
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 10.0 1
Crude fibre % DM 21.2 1
NDF % DM 57.2 *
ADF % DM 25.6 *
Lignin % DM 2.2 *
Ether extract % DM 3.7 1
Ash % DM 17.5 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 16.5 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 75.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 71.7 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.8 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.6 *

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

References

Sen, 1938

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:45:04

References
Datasheet citation 

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