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Torpedo grass (Panicum repens)

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 
Couch panicum, creeping panic, torpedo grass, victoria grass, millet rampant, panic rampant, kriechende hirse, grama da praia, grama de ponta, grama portuguesa, canota
Synonyms 
Panicum gouinii E. Fourn.
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Perennial with stems up to 120 cm high and hairy leaves. Widespread in marshy areas near fresh or salt water and on sandy soils. Tolerates flooding and drought. Palatable pasture grass, resistant to grazing and trampling. Liable to become a troublesome weed in ditches and drains.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Remains palatable and nutritious over a long growing season.
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 28.2 28.0 28.3 2
Crude protein % DM 10.9 7.9 14.0 2
Crude fibre % DM 32.4 32.1 32.6 2
NDF % DM 73.2 *
ADF % DM 38.5 *
Lignin % DM 5.1 *
Ether extract % DM 2.1 2.1 2.1 2
Ash % DM 10.8 8.2 13.4 2
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.9 *
 
Minerals Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Calcium g/kg DM 5.0 1
Phosphorus g/kg DM 2.9 1
Potassium g/kg DM 20.0 1
Sodium g/kg DM 1.4 1
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 58.8 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 56.2 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.0 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.1 *

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

References

Holm, 1971; Lim Han Kuo, 1967

Last updated on 27/11/2012 16:24:14

References
Datasheet citation 

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