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Land grass (Panicum laevifolium)

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 
Land grass, sweet grass
Related feed(s) 
Description 
Annual summer grass found on old land. Usually grows luxuriantly on unploughed lands for the first two years.
Nutritional aspects
Ruminants 
Because it has fairly thick fibrous stems and does not dry readily, the hay is most often not of very good quality.
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
Crude protein % DM 5.4 1
Crude fibre % DM 40.2 1
NDF % DM 76.6 *
ADF % DM 45.8 *
Lignin % DM 6.7 *
Ether extract % DM 1.5 1
Ash % DM 10.5 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 17.8 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 56.9 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 54.4 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 9.7 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 7.8 *

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

References

Sen, 1938

Last updated on 27/11/2012 16:23:29

Main analysis Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
Crude protein % DM 8.7 1
Crude fibre % DM 39.9 1
NDF % DM 74.6 *
ADF % DM 45.5 *
Lignin % DM 6.6 *
Ether extract % DM 1.9 1
Ash % DM 7.4 1
Gross energy MJ/kg DM 18.6 *
 
Ruminant nutritive values Unit Avg SD Min Max Nb
OM digestibility, Ruminant % 58.0 *
Energy digestibility, ruminants % 55.5 *
DE ruminants MJ/kg DM 10.3 *
ME ruminants MJ/kg DM 8.3 *
Nitrogen digestibility, ruminants % 45.1 1

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

References

Van Wyk et al., 1951

Last updated on 27/11/2012 16:23:43

References
Datasheet citation 

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