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Venezuela grass (Paspalum fasciculatum)

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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Common names 

Venezuela grass, bamboo grass, gamalote

Related feed(s) 
Description 

Robust perennial up to 2 m high, forming, broad tufts. Grows on river banks and in seasonally flooded areas. Used as a natural pasture grass, but also planted for pasture in other countries.

Distribution 

Common in South America.

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 28.3 6.5 20.8 32.0 3
Crude protein % DM 10.8 7.3 6.3 19.3 3
Crude fibre % DM 29.4 4.7 25.3 34.6 3
NDF % DM 68.3 *
ADF % DM 34.7 *
Lignin % DM 4.2 *
Ether extract % DM 1.6 0.4 1.3 2.0 3
Ash % DM 14.1 0.7 13.3 14.7 3
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.0 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 67.8 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 64.9 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 11.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.9 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 57.9 1

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

References

Butterworth, 1963; Devendra et al., 1970

Last updated on 27/11/2012 15:48:30

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