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Pennisetum (Pennisetum orientale)

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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Synonyms 
Pennisetum orientale var. triflorum (Nees ex Steud.) Stapf, Pennisetum triflorum Nees ex Steud.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Deep-rooted tussock-forming perennial up to 1.5 m high. Valuable for pasture on rich moist soils. Drought resistant, remaining green throughout the year.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Palatable.
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 38.8 8.7 28.4 51.6 5
Crude protein % DM 8.1 2.1 5.2 11.0 5
Crude fibre % DM 36.5 8.3 27.8 44.4 3
NDF % DM 71.6 54.0 71.6 2 *
ADF % DM 42.5 30.0 42.5 2 *
Lignin % DM 5.9 4.2 5.9 2 *
Ether extract % DM 5.3 3.2 1.7 7.7 3
Ash % DM 11.4 3.7 7.3 15.4 5
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.5 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 60.4 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 57.8 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.7 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.6 *

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

References

Malik et al., 1967; Sharma et al., 1968; Sultan et al., 2007

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

References
Datasheet citation 

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