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Pennisetum (Pennisetum stramineum)

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 
Loosely tufted perennial 30-90 cm high. Important in dry scattered-tree grassland with annual rainfall of 500-600 mm on tropical black-earth soils.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Valuable as pasture.
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 90.3 1
Crude protein % DM 10.0 1
Crude fibre % DM 36.8 1
NDF % DM 71.9 *
ADF % DM 42.9 *
Lignin % DM 6.0 *
Ether extract % DM 1.9 1
Ash % DM 11.7 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.8 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 57.4 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 53.5 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.5 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.6 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 59.8 1

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

References

Todd, 1956

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:46

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 11.9 1
Crude fibre % DM 35.8 1
NDF % DM 70.9 *
ADF % DM 41.7 *
Lignin % DM 5.8 *
Ether extract % DM 3.2 1
Ash % DM 10.6 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.4 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 62.4 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 59.6 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.7 *

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

References

Dougall et al., 1958

Last updated on 24/10/2012 00:44:46

References
Datasheet citation 

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