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Donkey grass (Panicum trichocladum)

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 
Creeping guinea grass, capim aruana, donkey grass, mkoko, ukoka.
Synonyms 
Panicum simbense Mez, Panicum protractum Peter, Panicum parviflorum Peter, Panicum trichocladum K. Schum. var. parviflorum Peter
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Creeping, rambling perennial with numerous short leaves that grows in bush and at forest edges.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Palatable to cattle. The young leaves regarded as especially suitable for calves, and it is still grown to a limited extent as a calf feed.
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 32.5 1
Crude protein % DM 9.6 9.6 9.7 2
Crude fibre % DM 35.0 1
NDF % DM 74.0 *
ADF % DM 41.0 *
Lignin % DM 5.6 *
Ether extract % DM 2.5 1
Ash % DM 9.0 8.5 9.6 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.3 *
 
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

Dougall et al., 1960; Komwihangilo et al., 2007

Last updated on 27/11/2012 16:23:06

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